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Has It Really Been Twenty-One Years?

Twenty-one years ago on October 19, 1991, James and I were married in Oakland. This month has three other unforgettable events that happened in California.

On October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake (the World Series earthquake) hit Northern California, collapsing part of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge, killing 63 people, injuring 3,757 others, and leaving 3,000-12,000 people homeless.

On the same day as our wedding the famous fire in the Oakland hills started, killing 25 people, injuring 150 others, and destroying 3,354 single-family dwellings and 437 apartments and condos.

Another extraordinary October event (not for Californians but for our family) happened on October 21, 1998, when our daughter Allessandra was born and we took her home within hours and adopted her.

Wow!  I just had to share.

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