John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Ten random things: September 11

Ten notable events that have occurred in the ten years since my mother passed away:

  1. All seven books in the Harry Potter series published in the United States
  2. Jesse Ventura elected Governor of Minnesota
  3. Danica Patrick became the first female driver to lead the Indianapolis 500
  4. Three grandchildren born and a fourth acquired by marriage
  5. The Unites States invaded and occupied Iraq
  6. New series of Doctor Who premiered
  7. Barack Obama nominated for President of the United States
  8. Nancy Pelosi elected Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  9. Pluto demoted to "dwarf planet" status
  10. U.S. Supreme Court selected George W. Bush as 43rd President

Today would have been my mom's 76th birthday. Man, a lot has happened in ten years! I think she would have been thrilled by nos. 3, 4, 7, and 8; a fan of nos. 1 and 6; indifferent to/bemused by nos. 2 and 9; and infuriated beyond description by nos. 5 and 10.

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