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Decade Details

It may be an age thing or perhaps just a life jam-packed but I’m having trouble pinpointing exactly

what the last decade held. Social media, well at least Instrgram and a few blogs, has been abuzz with these decade posts. Pictures abound of what the last ten years held. For me, and it turns out for my other half as well, it’s all a jumble.

We do know this. We added 4 people and 4 dogs in a decade. That’s a huge shift in our family dynamics and the back porch dog shenanigans. A son in law who loves to tease, a daughter in law who’s got a heart of gold and two grandchildren that hold our heartstrings.

The other major altering factor in that decade was the abrupt departure of my husband from a job he did well and enjoyed. That has reverberated in a few ways but we landed on our feet. I retired from my full time job after 38 years in the same building. It’s still tough some days but my body is sure happy I did that.

We started out strong in the travel department but for sure that changed after 2016. We did hit England (x 3), Scotland, Ireland, Portugal, France, Belgium, USA (Hawaii and California) as well as Mexico. We also did Newfoundland for a scant few days and then Ottawa for the Canada 150 celebration.

So it turns out I can remember a few things but putting a specific year to “stuff” is where I fall down. But heck I struggle to remember what year we got married so it’s definitely not an age thing seems I’ve never remembered that we’ll!

I wanted to do a collage of photos but that requires the computer (photos from 10 to 17) and the laptop (17 to now) and I can’t see that happening so I guess I will just use a super cute photo from my walk this afternoon. Seriously it doesn’t get any cuter than this!


PS one “child” convocated from U of S agriculture and one “child” became a journeyman. Both significant achievements.

PPSs and of course the house, garage, tractor shed and yard. Pretty big duh to forget all that.


I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

5 thoughts on “Decade Details

  1. I’m having trouble pinpointing exact years of some of the past events sometimes. You have visited many places already, Bernie and it’s wonderful to know that your family is growing with many great memories. The photo is so cute xx


    1. It’s crazy how the years run together. So many fabulous memories and as you said making more all the time with our children and grandchildren.
      The weather was so perfect that we had to go outside and enjoy it. I can’t seem to resist snapping photos of them!
      Thanks for stopping in and a happy new year to you.

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    1. Somehow I missed this comment until today! I could see I had a notification but couldn’t seem to find what it was.
      Sorry it took me so long to respond. Thanks for stopping in and commenting!

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