Sandra in the 1970's
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That would be about enough excitement, but that decade also included four years of romance with Devender Kumar Singh, a marriage to Jimbo Gill after the death of both his parents (separately) in just a couple of years' time, custody in various combinations of Jimbo's sister Ruth and brother Andrew, and my brother Justin who was born to my mom as an "oops" late in life and alcoholism.
I joined the Society for Creative Anachronism and that led to more different people, places and things than I could have foreseen. By the end of the decade I was kingdom seneschal, and a Mistress of the Pelican.
Keith came to live with me and Jimbo for a few months, and and I ended up with a split life for a while (with husband's consent). I ended up separate from both Keith and Jimbo for a while, renting a room from a friend. Jimbo soon came to have Celia in his life, and a baby on the way. I had wanted a baby. Celia had him instead, and later a girl. I moved in with my mom but continued to pursue the relationship with Keith, who turned 23 in 1979; I was 26.
That was a vibrant, huge time in my life and although it looks pretty painful outlined this briefly, it was full of firsts, and greatests, and magicals, and newness of all sorts.