|Native American Winter|
Until I became an avid skier, I tended to mark time by the summers of my life. Each summer seemed to have a unique set of events that were memorable and would permit me to put the past in perspective. In recent years the markers have tended to be both in the summer and winter. Last summer/fall we had weddings of two daughters so these were great time markers. Moving farther back in time I can recall surgeries, births, marriages, funerals, house purchases, etc. Thus life events seem to be the time markers one retains. It certainly is interesting that it seems easier to remember years ago events than events that happened weeks ago. I guess a time marker sticks only if it is of major significance.
Spring is upon us now and another summer approaches. It seems only yesterday that we rang in 2011 and here we almost one third of the way through this year. It is good to anticipate another summer and plan for another winter. Who know what major events will become markers of this year. I look forward to pleasant markers of time for the unfolding year. Perhaps some travel, a Bar Mitzvah for a grandson, special visits with friends and a host of birthday celebrations for children and grandchildren. Good health and good living for all.