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betnew
Arizona, United States

Bio: Now that I am in my 60s, I have finally decided that I have things to say. And it really doesn't matter if anyone wants to read those things or not, although it would be nice, but they'll be out there, in the universe ... forever. I started my life in Texas and I still consider it home even though I have now lived away from Texas for longer than I lived in the state. I have a magnet on my fridge that says "Life is too short not to live it as a Texan". That is absolutely the truth! I love Texas dearly, but I can't live there. It is humid as hell and the mosquitoes will eat you alive. But whenever I am asked where I am from, my answer is always Texas! From Texas, I made my way to a job in Washington, DC and a home in Virginia. Power! It filled the air and I loved being there in the most powerful city in the world. (I don't think that is all that true anymore, but I still full the strong pull of the city every time there is a call to service.) While in Virginia I fell in love ... with NHL Washington Capitals hockey and Baltimore Orioles baseball (ah, Cal Ripken.) I spent my weekends visiting all of the historical sites and my lunch hours in the Smithsonian. I love history and the East Coast of the United States is a history lover's dream! I took advantage of the closeness to Williamsburg, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and the Delaware shore. Everything seemed so close and easy to get to, especially coming from Texas where it takes a full day to drive across the state. One thing I regret about my time in Virginia is that I never went to games at Fenway or Yankee Stadium. One of my bucket list items is to see a game at all of the baseball stadiums in the US, and I missed my shot to go to old Yankee Stadium. One day soon I plan to make it to Fenway and Wrigley. But I should probably hurry. I've been in Arizona for 25 years this year. Wow! The time has gone quickly. I have said almost from the day I arrived that I want to move, and yet here I stay. Maybe this place has grown on me and I'll stick it out. The scenery is gorgeous and there are still lots of things I haven't done here yet. It sort of feels like home. Maybe. Hopefully. Besides, I have things to say and moving now will just bite into the time I have to say them.

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  1. caroleparkes
    Jan 10, 2015 @ 06:10:09

    Thank you for reblogging my post. I should make it clear though that I didn’t write it.

    I hope your health improves in 2015. Keep taking gentle walks.

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  2. roughwighting
    Mar 23, 2015 @ 04:14:13

    So nice to meet you here, and wonderful to see you over at my blog roughwighting. I grew up in NJ, went to school in VA and PA, but raised our children for 16 years in the SF Bay area. I’m now in Boston, but when people ask me where I’m from, I say, San Francisco. That’s always my home now, even though I’ll probably never be able to live there again. On the plus side, I’ve gone to several baseball games at Fenway. 🙂

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