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New Pioneer

Part 5: A pioneer in a long line of ancestors

You know, when I retire, I am moving to Asheville, North Carolina, in the west, so that I can be in my beloved Blue Ridge Mountains. I love it there; with its twisting and winding mountain lanes and Bohemian culture. It suits me to a "T."

In the meantime, I'm going to have to enjoy Sydney, Australia, because I married the guy in Sydney, after three and a half years of online flirtation. We're coming up on our second wedding anniversary.

Of course, my family misses me, but my sons are grown and are more interested in their friends and girlfriends now, and I have neglected that part of myself that wanted love and security. I have accepted the fact that I am a pioneer in the long line of ancestors who never left the Erie basin.

Somewhere in the back of my mind, I am in the wilderness, wearing a poke bonnet and prairie skirt, and carry a Web cam and laptop computer.

- MO, 2003, Sydney -

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