Mile Marker 50

With other endeavors calling me away from this blog that I had fun with this year, it seems quite fitting to pay homage to the past as another year comes to a close…Farewell 2013

1963 was undeniably a memorable year in American history. On March 5th country music singer Patsy Cline was killed in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee, on June 12th civil rights activist Medgar Evers was assassinated at his home in Mississippi, on August 28th civil rights leader Martin Luther King delivers his “I have a dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., on November 22nd the assassination of president John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, and on December 26th the introduction of four young men from Liverpool called the Beatles make their debut on the U.S. music charts. All of these memories are kept alive today by remembering their significance in history and honoring these individuals who were revolutionaries in their own right from evolving the face of equality through the civil rights movement to those whose artistic contributions changed the music landscape. And somewhere in the midst of all these great leaders and pioneers of their time, was a quiet birth of a baby girl on a November day in the desert town of Phoenix, Arizona. You won’t find her in any history books (yet) but she has blazed a trail of her own over the past fifty years, raised three beautiful children, enjoying her four adorable grandchildren and just celebrated the mid-century mark with appreciation for the past and a toast for the next fifty. I salute the history makers of yesterday whose legacies continue to live today and am grateful for my own fifty fabulous years of memories. You’ve come a long way baby!

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