things past & present
I'll be visiting Denver next week to attend a History conference. Of course I'm looking forward to it--autumn in the Mile High City is always spectacular!
But you know what's even better than spending a few days with my colleagues in the shadows of the Rockies? Thanks to the magic of FaceBook, I'll be reuniting with some old friends while I'm there, even my best friend from Middle School. It's been 25 years since we attended school together in the suburbs of Denver and a whole lot of life has happened since then. But I can't wait to get caught up!
And, in the spirit of remembering things past, while I'm in Denver I'll be spending time in the archives of the Children's Hospital--where my bone cancer was treated so many years ago. I'll be employing my historian skills in reading my medical files this time, rather than the records of 19th-century medical patients. While I was undergoing my treatments I was so ill that I can't remember much from that time period at all--my mind blocked out much of the trauma. So I'm looking forward to finding those years of my life once again.
Picture of me and DeeDee at Winter Park, just a few months after my amputation surgery. I'm wearing about a dozen bracelets on my arm, and you know what's funny about that? At dinnertime tonite I was remarking on Catgirl's bracelets and telling her how I used to wear similar ones back when I was her age. :)