November 9, 2015, Chino Valley- I has now been almost a month, since I took on this work. As I expected, several people have come on my sites and chided me for coming “out of retirement.” My affairs and choices are mine alone, though, so I take my hat off to those who have stood by my side. The boo-birds aren’t going to be anywhere around, when I am in the oldest stages of life, and I am determined to not be the least burden to my son and other family.
The bottom line is, I am working harder than I have in years, because the group of children needs a tireless advocate. I can go on like this, for at least five years, and longer, if necessary. So, for the next month, and most likely longer, here I am. I don’t have to be anyone’s favourite.