Saturday, January 30, 2016

Ten Years Ago....

You know how Facebook reminds you of your memories? Well, this is a memory from ten years ago today. But this one is thanks to LiveJournal.

Some background first:

Ten years and 25 days ago, I'd taken a chance and given up a decent-paying but probably dead-end paraprofessional library job in Washington and moved back to Texas for a half-time assistantship in my last semester in library school, gambling that it would be easier to find a job as a librarian in Texas if I WAS in Texas. 

Ten years and 23 days ago, my good friends in the Seattle area took me out for high tea.

Ten years and 20 days ago, my son helped me load what little I'd decided to keep from my old life into a 6'x7'x8' high container, and I left Washington for Texas, and my wonderful cousin Tom Streff and his wife Karen offered to let me stay at their home in Grapevine for the semester.

And ten years and 10 days ago, I went to the American Library Association (ALA) meeting in San Antonio. Here is what happened on the way back:
On the drive back to Grapevine, I went through Granbury where I called an old friend who has recently moved back to Texas as well. We had dinner and it looks like we will be having lunch again this Sunday.
So one of my Seattle girlfriends, posting anonymously, asked me how my lunch date went. Here is what I (my handle on LiveJournal is riofriotex) replied, and what happened next:

I imagine you can guess who Breathless is.

Ten years later, we're still going strong.

And today or tomorrow, we are going back to that restaurant.

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