How much can happen in a decade

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By Carolyn Ten Broeck

I was down in my back and experiencing excruciating pain no matter how I positioned myself. Sitting required extra cushions. Lying down required 20 minutes of positioning before finding the sweet spot – and if I awakened in the middle of the night, well, it started all over again. Walking was unbearable, but standing, well, standing I could do without much difficulty.

That was the prelude to the summer of 2005, and while it was bad enough, the worst part was I was in the throes of packing my apartment to begin a new chapter of my life in Levy County, Fla.

My sons and their friends finished the packing for me with me standing there pointing and giving directions.

Nine hours later I was pulling into my Chiefland apartment with Wilder, my cat, in the back seat.

And the rest as they say, is history.

And it is.

For the past few weeks, I’ve been reminiscing about the last 10 years and all that has transpired in the decade.

Ten years. Sometimes it seems like a lifetime, but other times, it is as if it was last week.

What can happen in a decade? Plenty, I tell you. Plenty.

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