My Title of Liberty

     "In Memory of our God, our religion, and freedom, and our peace, our wives, and our children." - Alma 46:12    


My Year 2005




MARCH 2005

APRIL 2005

MAY 2005

JUNE 2005

JULY 2005

On July 7th, 2005, Joseph Lopez, my roommate, died in the hospital. He is missed.






December 22nd to 26th, 2005 - I took a train (50 miles) to spend four days with my family in the Salem area for Christmas. My brother picked me up at the Salem Amtrak station. He drove me to my sister's house in his Corvette, which, surprisingly, had room for my wheelchair (folded) and luggage (I travel light). My sister's family had colds, of which she had warned me, and were coughing a lot. I developed a cough, too, and by the time I got home again, I was feverish. I played "Star Wars Top Trumps" with my sister's kids. It was a little like "War", with a twist. Due to the adults having fevers the night before Christmas Eve, when we usually have our family gathering, it was postponed until the day after Christmas - the day I was to return home. So I wouldn't have to go home before the gathering, my brother volunteered to drive me home afterward. My son brought a new game (to us, at least), called "Apples to Apples". It was really interesting. My brother drove me home, but not in his Corvette, and we missed the I-205 exit and had to find another way, eventually catching I-205 further east. I spent a couple of days feeling miserable with my cold, but felt it was all worth it for the chance to be with family for Christmas.