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  1. Peace, love and happiness!

    BTW, I just wanted to say hello as I am back. This is Vanessa…you may remember me as sunday_best on here. I missed my friends page and miss scrawling more personal entries that I can’t always enjoy doing in my own blog. Hope you’ve been well. How’s your writing going?

    • Vanessa!!! I’ve often wondered how you’re doing, and it makes my heart happy to see you here again. Glad you re-introduced yourself (with your new username) so I can look more closely for your posts.

      I’ve been doing very well, thanks for asking. Scroll back a few entries to my post about Abagail & the hummingbirds…it explains a little about my writing progress. 🙂

      • It was an odd time for me. A part of me felt like I was too old to use my LJ but another part of me felt as if I’ll never be too old to write – and there are certain reasons why I had to be back.

        I was curious to know how your writing progress has been too – and I’ll be here along for the ride to wish you well!

  2. ST:TOS

    I don’t remember much about 1969, except for the fact that “Star Trek: The Original Series” finished its three-season run that year, much to my dismay.

    Oh, and I was in high school, and hating just about every minute of it. — PL

    • Re: ST:TOS

      See above for my comment about the ’60s in general. And as for Star Trek, I wasn’t even aware of that phenomenon ’til I was well into adulthood. That’s how limited my world view really was. 🙂

      And yeah, very few of us enjoyed our high school days, especially not in the same way Hollywood would have us believe they unfolded.

      • Re: ST:TOS

        “See above for my comment about the ’60s in general. And as for Star Trek, I wasn’t even aware of that phenomenon ’til I was well into adulthood. That’s how limited my world view really was. :)”

        If not for my best friend at the time, who clued me in to the existence of ST:TOS (which, when I think about it, was kind of weird… given that ST:TOS was on NBC, and we only got ONE channel on the TV in our house… and that was the NBC affiliate from Schenectady, NY… I really must have been out of it!), I would have missed a valuable and formative experience.

        “And yeah, very few of us enjoyed our high school days, especially not in the same way Hollywood would have us believe they unfolded.”

        For me, I loathed it pretty much from my first day to my last day. In fact, I clearly recall that the first thing I wrote in high school, on my first day there, was an essay assigned by my new English teacher, and I chose to write about how much I already hated high school. As I recall, she was aghast, and said to me “But young people like you should be filled with “joi de vivre”!

        Looking back, I can see now that she had a point… but my high school (like many, I guess) was NOT a hotbed of joyful life for anyone not in the mainstream.

        And maybe not even for those IN the mainstream. — PL

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