Date: 2/22/21 4:31 pm
From: Melinda Droege <oklagranny26...>
Subject: Re: So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, adieu....
Yes Cyndie, good luck and enjoy your family and all the new birds....sounds
like an exciting new chapter
Melinda D

On Mon, Feb 22, 2021 at 6:22 PM Larry Mays <larrymays1949...> wrote:

> What John said. Oh, and try to avoid tornadoes.
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2021, 4:16 PM Cyndie Browning <gr8auntieokie...>
> wrote:
>> Hello, Oklahoma ~
>> I'll be retiring from the Tulsa law firm at the end of March (2021), and
>> as soon after that as I can arrange it, I'll be moving to Akron, OH, the
>> city where I was born a long, long time ago---as were my sisters, parents,
>> a few grandparents, and at least 1 great-grandparent!! More than a dozen of
>> my first cousins live in and around Akron, including 3 generations (more
>> than 30 people in all), all related to my dad's 2 sisters plus one of those
>> sisters, my dear Aunt Margie, is still living!! and the 2nd generation of
>> cousins (who are the ages of my children, if I had any) are all now married
>> and having children of their own, so I anticipate a lot of fun and family
>> gatherings with them all, something that's been sorely missing in my adult
>> life for a long, long time. I've lived and worked in Tulsa for 21 years
>> now, and have mostly loved it (except for the politics; so said the
>> yellow-dog Democrat!) and I've always said that for as long as I live, I
>> would choose to live in Tulsa forever. But now approaching advanced
>> middle-to-old age, I yearn to live near my family where, if something's
>> going on among the family and I don't show up, someone will come find me
>> and make sure I'm okay.
>> I love Tulsa and all the friends I've made here, and all the birds I've
>> seen here and all over Oklahoma (including that Vermilion Flycatcher last
>> seen in May, 2004), but I feel the need for another adventure for as long
>> as I'm able and now's the time to start. Akron boasts the only national
>> park in the whole state of Ohio, the Lake Erie shoreline just 45-50 miles
>> to the north (near Cleveland), there's a zoo, international airports,
>> universities, and all the cultural and entertainment opportunities I could
>> ask for, and I eager to get to know my birth state where I haven't lived
>> since I was 7. The variety of birds found there will be slightly different
>> from those on the Great Plains, but that should be a good thing, right??
>> Anyway, I just wanted to say good-bye before I leave.
>> Good-bye before I leave ~
>> Cyndie Browning
>> <vermilion_flycatcher...>
>> <<u...>&d=DwMFaQ&c=qKdtBuuu6dQK9MsRUVJ2DPXW6oayO8fu4TfEHS8sGNk&r=WtcHdIgfPcd5duugjo56RvrWKXWbcpxsIgrqUhahxv0&m=leXtjSBO9lK1Kh3qEEXIPkUMXcU5gx8m3TvI2TJ408U&s=_mqVDiBDtKhIBxWJx8IV1uJ70j2fmVxAwRhhdRF-jAM&e=>
>> Tulsa, OK
>> How do migrating birds know which one to follow?
>> What if the lead bird just wants to be alone?
>> -- Bill Bryson, "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid: A Memoir"
>> (2006)

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