Remembering Yesterday

A widow's journey into her relationship with her
by BethShelby
Talking to a deceased mate
Prologue

Prologue

Posted February 3, 2020
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The start of a developing relationship
Chapter 1

The Beginning

Posted February 4, 2020
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Going on dates is new experience for me.
Chapter 2

First Dates

Posted February 5, 2020
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Meeting my husband's family
Chapter 3

Meeting the Family

Posted February 6, 2020
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The end of my high school years
Chapter 4

Early Courtship and Graduation

Posted February 7, 2020
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Summer after high school
Chapter 5

Summer Interim

Posted February 8, 2020
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College and Life Changing Decisions
Chapter 6

College Life

Posted February 9, 2020
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Remembering Younger Days
Chapter 7

What Will Be, Will Be

Posted February 10, 2020
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My Wedding Day
Chapter 8

The Wedding

Posted February 11, 2020
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The next thing following the wedding
Chapter 9

The Honeymoon

Posted February 12, 2020
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Searching for a place to live
Chapter 10

Beginning Our Life Together

Posted February 12, 2020
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The apartment we rented.
Chapter 11

Apartment Living

Posted February 14, 2020
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Problems of Newlyweds
Chapter 12

Learning Our Roles in Marriage

Posted February 15, 2020
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A move from first apartment
Chapter 13

Moving On Up

Posted February 17, 2020
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Our second Year of marriage
Chapter 14

Our Second Year

Posted February 23, 2020
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Hazards of my last year in collage.
Chapter 15

The End of My Formal Education

Posted February 28, 2020
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A Family Crisis and Other Episodes
Chapter 16

Pros and Cons

Posted March 1, 2020
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Various bits of Life During Fall of 1958
Chapter 17

Reunion With an Old Friend

Posted March 7, 2020
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Ins and outs of work situations
Chapter 18

Pitfalls Of the Working World

Posted March 9, 2020
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We buy a new House
Chapter 19

First Pregnancy and Our Own Home

Posted March 14, 2020
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The first months in our new house.
Chapter 20

Shady Lane Drive

Posted March 16, 2020
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Birth of first child and what happens next.
Chapter 21

Blessings and Heartache

Posted March 20, 2020
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People deal with grief differently
Chapter 22

Dealing With Grief

Posted March 22, 2020
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The new job presents unexpected problems.
Chapter 23

New Job, New Problems

Posted March 28, 2020
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Someone new on the scene
Chapter 24

And Baby Makes Three

Posted March 31, 2020
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Balancing working and raising a child
Chapter 25

Parenthood and the Working World

Posted April 4, 2020
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Pregnant Again, I stay home with my toddler.
Chapter 26

Stay At Home Mom

Posted April 10, 2020
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The birth of twins brings the family number to five.
Chapter 27

A Growing Family

Posted April 11, 2020
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Getting used to a growing family.
Chapter 28

Adjusting to Twins

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Job insecurities and the Terrible Twos.
Chapter 29

Growing Pains

Posted April 19, 2020
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A need to help support the family sends me back to work.
Chapter 30

Back In the Job Market

Posted April 27, 2020
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I was expected to learn new skills
Chapter 31

Learning More New Skills

Posted May 2, 2020
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My son causes me to lose my maid.
Chapter 32

Another Change In the Wind

Posted May 6, 2020
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Dealing with the day to day ups and downs.
Chapter 33

Kiddy Woes and Money Matters

Posted May 8, 2020
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An illness and a traumatized child
Chapter 34

Childcare Problems Yet Again

Posted May 10, 2020
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Vignettes of what our life was like in the sixties.
Chapter 35

Life in the Sixties

Posted May 14, 2020
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Memories of the fall of 1967
Chapter 36

Up in the Air

Posted May 17, 2020
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Our family life evolves as another year begins.
Chapter 37

Holidays and Another Year

Posted May 24, 2020
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Adventures on a trip to Colorado
Chapter 38

Going West

Posted May 27, 2020
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All three children are going to school.
Chapter 39

School Days and Work Relations

Posted May 31, 2020
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I attend a Printing Institution for further training.
Chapter 40

Nashville

Posted June 2, 2020
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Again ourfamily deals with change.
Chapter 41

Live-Style Changes In the Making

Posted June 6, 2020
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Many problems arise as we go about moving.
Chapter 42

Moving Woes

Posted June 11, 2020
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Change didn't come easy for the family.
Chapter 43

Adjusting to the Changes

Posted June 14, 2020
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The first winter in our new house.
Chapter 44

The Winter of `69

Posted June 19, 2020
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Beginning of a new year in our new home.
Chapter 45

Life in Our New Home

Posted June 21, 2020
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Not everything went smoothly in our lives.
Chapter 46

Things Which Don't End Well

Posted June 25, 2020
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My Job problems seem to be on a repeating cycle.
Chapter 47

Here We Go Again

Posted July 1, 2020
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I change jobs once again.
Chapter 48

Home Life and Yet Another Job

Posted July 4, 2020
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We may be moving to New Orleans
Chapter 49

Uncertain Future

Posted July 9, 2020
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We ae moving to New Orleans because of a job transfer.
Chapter 50

Leaving the State

Posted July 13, 2020
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Exploring New Orleans
Chapter 51

The Beginning of a New Adventure

Posted July 17, 2020
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New Orleans was different from the South as we knew it.
Chapter 52

A Bit of Local Culture

Posted July 22, 2020
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The children bring home some wild pets.
Chapter 53

Possum Tales

Posted July 24, 2020
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Miscellaneous things our first year in New Orleans.
Chapter 54

First Year and First Mardi Gras

Posted July 28, 2020
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Things don't always go smoothly in life.
Chapter 55

Reasons For Concern

Posted August 15, 2020
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Changing circumstances make life more interesting.
Chapter 56

Life is Full of Changes

Posted August 17, 2020
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There is always something new in the works.
Chapter 57

Medical, and Other Concerns

Posted August 22, 2020
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The early waiting period
Chapter 58

Growing Waist & Flaring Tempers

Posted August 25, 2020
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Leading up to the birth of my new baby
Chapter 59

Baby Number Five

Posted August 29, 2020
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The first month with our new baby.
Chapter 60

The New Family Addition

Posted September 1, 2020
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Family activities during our second year in Louisiana.
Chapter 61

Life With a Family of Six

Posted September 6, 2020
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Personality quirks and ways we dealt with each other.
Chapter 62

Family Dynamics

Posted September 11, 2020
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Styles and other changes of the the day.
Chapter 63

Seventies Trends and Challenges

Posted September 18, 2020
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Family needs call for expansion.
Chapter 64

Needs of a Growing Family

Posted September 23, 2020
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The pros and cons of a vacation.
Chapter 65

Niagara Falls

Posted September 26, 2020
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Some memories of the mid-seventies.
Chapter 66

As Our World Turned

Posted September 29, 2020
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A hodge-podge of incidences in 1975
Chapter 67

1975 in Retrospect

Posted October 3, 2020
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More things that happen in 1973
Chapter 68

Job Solution and Country Days

Posted October 10, 2020
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Our family takes another vacation
Chapter 69

Rocky Mountain High

Posted October 13, 2020
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Changes occur in the lives of our children.
Chapter 70

Sitter Changes and Public School

Posted October 18, 2020
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More Shelby family happenings in 1976
Chapter 71

Fall and Winter of 1976

Posted October 21, 2020
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Celebration and family occurrences.
Chapter 72

Carnival Season In New Orleans

Posted October 25, 2020
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Extended family and other updates in 1977
Chapter 73

Shelby Family Updates

Posted October 27, 2020
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Up and down of family members.
Chapter 74

All About Family

Posted October 31, 2020
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The children are getting older and ready to leave home.
Chapter 75

First Bird to Leave the Nest

Posted November 2, 2020
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Continuing memories of the family life.
Chapter 76

More of Life in the Seventies

Posted November 7, 2020
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Three of the children will be away for the school year.
Chapter 77

A Shrinking Household

Posted November 10, 2020
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What it's like to be a parent long-distance.
Chapter 78

Long Distance Parenting

Posted November 14, 2020
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What it was like having them home again.
Chapter 79

The Family Together Again

Posted November 17, 2020
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Mischief causes my daughter to get in trouble.
Chapter 80

To Graduate or Not to Graduate

Posted November 21, 2020
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After the summer of 80, we have three in college.
Chapter 81

Summer and Fall of 1980

Posted November 24, 2020
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All of our children will change schools in the fall.
Chapter 82

Changes in Store For the Four

Posted November 28, 2020
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The older children change colleges.
Chapter 83

Changing Colleges

Posted December 5, 2020
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Our son buys his first car with our money.
Chapter 84

The Firebird

Posted December 9, 2020
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I decide to take some night classes.
Chapter 85

Night School

Posted December 13, 2020
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Our family makes a trip to Orlando
Chapter 86

We're Going to Disney World

Posted December 15, 2020
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Carol graduates, but three more are still in school.
Chapter 87

One Down And Three To Go

Posted December 19, 2020
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It wasn't easy to see my oldest child leave home.
Chapter 88

Leaving the Nest

Posted December 22, 2020
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A world fair, a funeral, and a possible wedding.
Chapter 89

Highlights of The New Year

Posted December 26, 2020
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Three kids are camping and one is getting married.
Chapter 90

Camporees and a Wedding

Posted December 28, 2020
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My daughter goes to Australia
Chapter 91

A Twin Down Under

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Glen's father visits New Orleans.
Chapter 92

Visitors from Down Under

Posted January 9, 2021
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A time when everything goes wrong.
Chapter 93

Could Things Get Worse?

Posted January 13, 2021
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Recovering from the trials that saw an end to 1985.
Chapter 94

The Aftermath of the Fire

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Getting back home among other things.
Chapter 95

Forward into 1986

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As the children grew and Evan retired, things changed.
Chapter 96

Changing Family Dynamics

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Evan is anxious to leave the New Orleans area behind.
Chapter 97

In Search of Greener Pastures

Posted January 29, 2021
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Selling a house isn't so easy.
Chapter 98

How Do We Go About This Move?

Posted January 31, 2021
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You plan, but sometimes the results surprise you.
Chapter 99

It's Funny How Things Work Out

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For a few months, we had to live the best way we could.
Chapter 100

Living Like Gypsies

Posted February 6, 2021
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The move from New Orleans to Chattanooga takes place.
Chapter 101

Moving Day

Posted February 10, 2021
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The first weeks in our new house
Chapter 102

Settling In

Posted February 14, 2021
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We make some changes on our property.
Chapter 103

New House, New Projects

Posted February 18, 2021
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Our differing interests and daily activities
Chapter 104

The Shelbys in Motion

Posted February 19, 2021
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Activities and problems for the five of us.
Chapter 105

Spring and Summer of 1988

Posted February 25, 2021
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Connie continues to get herself into trouble.
Chapter 106

Further Teenage Trouble

Posted February 28, 2021
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All my children have the melancholy trait.
Chapter 107

Melancholy Personalities

Posted March 3, 2021
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The old years ends, and 1989 begins.
Chapter 108

From One Year Into the Next

Posted March 6, 2021
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The Shelby family moves into another year.
Chapter 109

Beginning the Year of 1988

Posted March 13, 2021
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Couple need to agree on certain things.
Chapter 110

Money Matters of Concern

Posted March 23, 2021
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Looking at the world from our viewpoint.
Chapter 111

Looking Back on 1989

Posted March 28, 2021
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Another summer in the life of the Shelby family.
Chapter 112

Summer of '89

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Another Fall in the life of the Shelby family.
Chapter 113

The Fall of `89

Posted April 6, 2021
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The fall and winter of 1989.
Chapter 114

The End of a Bang-Up Year

Posted April 10, 2021
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As usual, not everything goes smoothly.
Chapter 115

Another Bang-Up Beginning

Posted April 15, 2021
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Another child will soon leave our home.
Chapter 116

Don Pops The Question

Posted April 17, 2021
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A disastrous occasion in the Shelby household.
Chapter 117

A Rehearsal Dinner Debacle

Posted April 21, 2021
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Sometimes the good and bad overlap.
Chapter 118

A Wedding and a Surgery

Posted April 25, 2021
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Evan is recovering from hip surgery.
Chapter 119

The Fall of 1990

Posted May 4, 2021
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A lot happened with our family during 1990.
Chapter 120

The End of a Memorable Year

Posted May 10, 2021
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I convince Evan to pursue a case of wrongful death.
Chapter 121

Dealing With A Legal Issue

Posted May 14, 2021
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Continuing Live among the Shelbys
Chapter 122

1991 As The Year Begins

Posted May 18, 2021
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The first half of 1991 for the Shelby family.
Chapter 123

Another Milestone

Posted May 26, 2021
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The Shelby family's summer activities.
Chapter 124

Summer of 1991

Posted June 3, 2021
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Continuing dynamics of the Shelby family.
Chapter 125

Into the Fall of 1991

Posted June 10, 2021
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The World in 1991 and the Shelby family.
Chapter 126

The Continuing Shelby Saga

Posted June 17, 2021
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An end and a new beginning.
Chapter 127

Christmas and the New Year,1992

Posted June 21, 2021
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A lot of company in the Spring of 1992
Chapter 128

Frequent Family Visitors.

Posted June 26, 2021
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Our nephew comes to visit.
Chapter 129

Our Nephew, Jimmy

Posted July 3, 2021
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More changes for the Shelby family.
Chapter 130

Emptying the Nest

Posted July 15, 2021
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When a child is hurting, the parents hurt too.
Chapter 131

The Down Side of Caring Too Much

Posted July 25, 2021
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1993 gets off to a bad start.
Chapter 132

A Year of Discontent

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The family comes to terms with a first divorce.
Chapter 133

Dealing With Divorce

Posted August 5, 2021
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Carol's divorce becomes final.
Chapter 134

Ending and Beginnings

Posted August 10, 2021
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The year 1993 ends and another year begins.
Chapter 135

Passing Another Milestone

Posted August 18, 2021
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Sometime life throws unexpected curves.
Chapter 136

Life's Not a Fairytale

Posted August 23, 2021
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If life gets rough, thoughts turn to going home.
Chapter 137

Home is a Place of Refuge

Posted August 30, 2021
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Life among family members moved at different paces.
Chapter 138

Currents of Change

Posted September 4, 2021
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Home is a place to turn to when needed.
Chapter 139

Family Doors Swing Open Again

Posted September 14, 2021
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Shelby activities during the summer of 1994.
Chapter 140

The Summer of 1994

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At the end of camp, Connie comes home to live.
Chapter 141

Another Birdie Back in the Nest

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Tensions are too high and among family members.
Chapter 142

Something's Got to Give

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The end of another year in the life of Shelby family.
Chapter 144

Saying Good-bye to 1994

Posted January 17, 2022
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A time when life starts to unravel.
Chapter 144

Aging Parents In Need of Help

Posted January 20, 2022
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We deal with life the best we know how.
Chapter 145

Problems and Solutions

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I am called to serve on a jury.
Chapter 146

Jury Duty

Posted January 30, 2022
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End of the jury trial and the verdict
Chapter 147

Caving Under Pressure

Posted February 1, 2022
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I attend a class reunion and other Shelby news.
Chapter 148

Forty Years Is a Long Time

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The beginning of a bad season.
Chapter 149

Trouble Comes In Clusters

Posted February 13, 2022
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A family in crisis
Chapter 150

Agonizing Decisions

Posted February 20, 2022
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Becoming a caregiver was something new for me.
Chapter 151

Coping With Change

Posted March 7, 2022
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Being a caregiver makes big changes in my life.
Chapter 152

Caregiver for My Dad

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Things caretakers must deal with.
Chapter 153

Adjusting to the Caretaker Role

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Evan and I are adjusting to having Dad around.
Chapter 154

Things Start to Level Out a Bit

Posted April 23, 2022
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Up and downs of life in the world of the Shelbys
Chapter 155

The Fall of 1995

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1995 has been a difficult year, but it is nearing an end.
Chapter 156

Nearing the End of Trying Year

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1995 had turned out to be a terrible year for me.
Chapter 157

Putting to Rest a Bad Year

Posted June 30, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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Not everything happening in our lives was negative.
Chapter 158

Sometimes the News is Good

Posted July 10, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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A new roof on our rental house turns out to be expensive.
Chapter 159

Houses Can Be Money Pits

Posted July 20, 2022
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Bits and pieces of life with the Shelby in 1996
Chapter 160

A Wedding On The Horizon

Posted August 1, 2022
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Days leading to Connie's wedding.
Chapter 161

Prelude to the Wedding

Posted August 14, 2022
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Things that go wrong around weddings
Chapter 162

A Painful Memorable Journey

Posted August 15, 2022
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Dad's surgery and the trip back home.
Chapter 163

After the Wedding

Posted August 19, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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The Shelby family, as the lives goes back to normal.
Chapter 164

The Summer of `96 Continues

Posted August 22, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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As our lives move on, violence explodes not far away.
Chapter 165

Domestic Terror in the News

Posted August 24, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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Projects and other Shelby ventures.
Chapter 166

Do We Really Need a Sun Room?

Posted September 6, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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Keeping the family afloat. isn't easy.
Chapter 167

Fall of 1996

Posted September 27, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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Birthday, Halloween and company in the fall of 1996.
Chapter 168

1996 Is Winding Down

Posted October 5, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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Christmas and the start of 1997
Chapter 169

The Beginning of Another Year

Posted October 8, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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The Shelby family hope 1997 will go well for everyone.
Chapter 170

A New Year and New Challenges

Posted October 12, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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1997 is shaping up much the same as 1996
Chapter 171

Another Year Much Like the Last

Posted October 22, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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Loosing a loved one is never easy.
Chapter 172

A Time of Sadness

Posted December 4, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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Dad's death frees me from my commitments.
Chapter 173

A Shift in a New Direction

Posted December 7, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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I decide to go with my cousin to Italy
Chapter 174

Adventure Awaits

Posted December 11, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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So much to see and so little time.
Chapter 175

Final Day in Rome

Posted December 12, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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There is a change of plans due to something unexpected
Chapter 176

On to Assisi ...Or Not

Posted December 14, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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a day trip to an Island I'd heard about since I was a child.
Chapter 177

The Isle of Capri

Posted December 16, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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We have many hours traveling by bus.
Chapter 178

Traveling Toward Florence

Posted December 18, 2022
Biographical / Non-Fiction
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