|Little more than a decade after this|
expansion, the plant closed. Now just
a big concrete slab.
|Layer being processed for|
multilayer circuit boards
in our facility.
|The Star Trek board in inside the|
Anna died of a sudden heart attack in the mid 1990's. Litton sold to Northrup Grumman a couple of years later. After 9/11 business dropped off as more of the circuit board industry moved off shore. In 2002 several of us were laid off or given buyout packages. In 2006 the plant was closed. It is now a vacant lot of concrete slabs. We lost contact with many of our work friends, one of them was Bear. We still had the rear view mirror on our bookshelves in the living area. Casey's is a Mexican food place or Rent to Own or something else these days. Life like a river moves on or dies.
In 2010 a friend was diagnosed with Paget's disease of the vulva, a type of invasive cancer. She had extensive surgery which is the only treatment for this cancer. I took her a homemade beef pot pie and the rear view mirror. She and her sister laughed till they cried over the silly gift. Last time I spoke to my friend, she still had the fun evoking rear view mirror.
|Sorry for the blurr. Hubby wanted to know why they are not longer.|
|Just a little of the past in the Now.|
At 95 staring into an unknown number of years of living in assisted living in a single room Mom is even more obsessed with the past. The last few years of life seem to be terribly difficult for so many who lived independently most of their lives. I call her obsession with "wishing for the past" living life through a rear view mirror.
It is fun to remember friends and times past. Those cherished memories and friends are what make us who we are. I have a "Now" with grandsons, son, sisters, Mom, friends, family and Hubby. There are new friends to be made, places to visit around this wonder-filled orb I call Mother Earth. How I hope I never live my life looking constantly in the rear view mirror. Never failing to appreciate the joy of Now.
|Enjoying the Now of a lacrosse game!|
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