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what was your best and worst year

Old 05-16-2011, 04:56 AM
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what was your best year? Mine was 1983 we built our house had two little boys running around and we were so cash strapped but it was a good year. My worst was 1994 my inlaws both died my father died which I had to read about in the news paper the morning of my farther in laws funeral (dear stepwitch didn't inform any of us he was ill) my son totaled our car my brother in law found out her had cancer my mother had a stroke and my husband lost his job it eas a horrible year.
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:22 AM
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i'm sure somewhere in my 53 years there is one that could be considered...the best- as for the worst--2011!!!
so far in 5 1/2 months i have been hit with so many different things...i have had years where there was (something) that made it the worst event of my life (to that point) like the year my daughter died, or the year i was fighting for custody of a son...
but those year's i dealt with one, hard situation...this year...it just keeps coming from every direction....and it started on new years eve...i've reached the point where when my phone rings i sit and look at it...and finally with shaking hands timidly pick it up and say hello...
case in point...this past week -- close family friend...been there as long as i can remember- passed away on sunday...closest younger brother passed away on friday, and received a call last night- closest uncle (the one who was the closest thing i had to a father) will probably be gone before i can get off work and get there today...
and this hasn't been the worst week of the year so far...
if i survive 2011 i will be amazed...and amazingly strong...because i must be gaining extra-ordinary strength dealing with each new day's events...makes me not want to think about what could possibly be next...
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:14 AM
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2004--Bad Year--I was working with behavior problem kids at school. Each day was a struggle. Dad died in May. Aunt I was very close to died in December.
2007--Bad Year--Diagnosed with cancer on January 3rd. Surgery and 7 rounds of chemo. Finished in July, but not really recovered until that winter.

Best year--Well, 2011 has gone pretty well. Turned 40, been with my guy for 3 years...married 1 of them....., graduated with my master's degree,had a small windfall of cash that will allow us to finish our log cabin. Hope the rest is as fruitful.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:39 AM
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Best year - 1971 Got married to my husband and we are still married.
Worst year - 1995. Two close friends, an uncle, the cousin who taught me to sew, my dad, my father-in-law died.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:14 AM
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best was 1985 when I had my son and worst was 1999 when I lost my grandmother.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:38 AM
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Year? I have good and bad weeks. Argh... My three teen daughters like to keep things interesting. :)

I would like to say that I havent had a "best" year yet...

Worst was 2003. My BF of 4 years and Hubby to be (at the time) left to work in Nevada (I am in WA). My parents retired and moved 3 hours away... I was truly feeling "left" with my three girls. :( Being a single mom is TOUGH without family around.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:34 AM
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I don't have a "worst" year ... and every year is better than the last! So far my "best" year is 2011. :):):)
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:41 AM
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Best Year - May 17, 1981 married the Love Of My Life. Tomorrow will be 30 Wonderful years.

Worst years 2001 & 2007 In-laws died
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:03 AM
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Worst was 1988 -1992 took four years to get divorced! Learned the hard way that attorney's have a built in incentive to make the process go on and on ( more fees). Wish I had those years back! Spent way to much time in anger!
Best year ...1998 the year I gave up "the Corporate " life and started on the path to my own company.
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