The Way I See It

A quarter of a century



This past January, my youngest child, turned 25. This milestone made me look at my last 25 years as well. A lot happens in

25 years.

First, I immediately recognized that I have been with the Pleasanton Express for 25 years, almost to the day, this week. I started working here when Allison was a newborn. A month after I started, she broke out in chicken pox. Mary Gallegos and I were delivering tearsheets to our advertisers that Wednesday afternoon while Ali’s pox kept popping. But I digress.

What else happened in this span of time? Unfortunately I’ve lost quite a few family members. My brother passed away, both grandmothers, my mother, my uncle, aunt and cousins’ spouses. Close friends have died and parents of friends, who were like my own, are gone, too. I also experienced two divorces.

Pets have come in our lives and have exited, as well.

On the upside, I have seen several new members added to my family. A nephew, a niece, great-nephews and great-nieces and the cutest godson ever plus a chosen family along with new friends and experiences have been gained.

The way I see it, I can’t imagine what another 25 years will bring. My hopes? A passel of grandchildren and loving people will still be in my life. I’ll be 80 and hopefully as young acting as those who I’ve admired for so many years.

SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.

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