December 29, 2001    





What is your best memory of the year 2001 (up to this point)?

hmmmmm....maybe the Jimmy Eat World show I saw this fall, finding out I am a compatible donor for my uncle's kidney transplant, going to our family reunion and getting my 15 year old cousin intoxicated on accident, staying up all night chatting with a friend overseas... it is the little things this year that count because I had so many big things in my life that went bad.

Maggie, 22
, IL   USA

I would have to say over the July 4th holidays...when my brother was home...and we (and my folks) were at Harpers we were hanging brothr idly said, you should move to Alaska...that idle comment awakened my long dorment dream...that I should move to Alaska...and there ya I decided to knock myself out, why not?

age unknown, parts unknown

Wow...hmmmm...that's a thinker. I was going to say the entire spring semester at Penn-State, but then I remembered the class trip to Boston when my friend Janet and I were almost washed overboard by tidal waves on the whale watching tour. That has got to be my favorite had to be there.

Jennifer, 20

I don't have a "best memory" for this year so much as an on-going experience. I made new friends with a woman, her brother and two kids. We spend a lot of time together just shooting the breeze. They help me out, I help them out. It's great to make new friends and I treasure them.

Laura, 36

Weird as it may seem, the whole week following my Dad's death when all of my family came round was really wonderful. Apart from my sister's wedding, it was one fo the best times I have spent with my family.

Felicia, 35
, MA   USA

I guess my best memory this year is that I was able to find out my great and great great and great great great grandparents on my dad's side. I was thrilled to find who they were and where they were born. I also found outstory or two about them.

Marci, 56
, OH   USA

I'm hoping you mean "best" on a scale of good or fond. I had a couple - a wonderful vacation we went on, to Salem, Mass. back in May...reuniting with many old and dear friends back in my old neighborhood in New York in early October...and leaving a job I felt was really smothering me (that was a great feeling of release). My most vivid memory, of course, was and always will be 9/11.

Fisch, 46
, CT    USA

My father fully recovered from heart surgery.

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

My wedding on July 28th....I will never forget it!

Tracy, 24
Ocean City
, NJ   USA

Realizing that I was finished with the side effects of chemotherapy.

Jill, 60

Started two decent jobs recently and started the groundwork for what I hope will become a very unique lit fest. That was all good.

Alias Irrelevante

I had a stroke in September and my best memory is how great everyone was to me at that point. I got a lot more visitors than I would have thought.

Shayna, 28

I have lots of good memories of this year, but it has been a peaceful one and no particular one stands out.

Jane, 62
West Linn
, OR   USA

Visiting a park in Colorado with my boyfriend.

Karen, 22

From very best to best:

1. meeting John
2. getting 3 piercings
3. entering college
4. graduating from high school


My boyfriend and I going to our beach for the first time holding hands looking at the driftwood and being the only people for miles just enjoying the peacfulness of the enviroment.

Nicole2, 20

waking up in big sky montana last summer while camping and realizing I didn't have to go to work that day....

Nikki2, 28

My best moment of 2001 was when my husband admitted to himself--and incidentally to me--that he is suffering from a severe, stroke-induced decline in his mental abilities.

Jill, 60

My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in 2001. We went on a cruise to the southern Caribbean. That whole week brings a smile to my face when I reflect on our time spent there.

Janet, 44
E. Brunswick


I will always remember 2001 as the year I finally wrote my book. That gave me a pride in myself that I never had before.

Reba, 50+
Silver Spring

My relationship with my boyfriend bloomed. I met him in Nov of 2000 and our relationship over the last year has flourished into the most amazing love I've ever known. I'll remember that forever.

Stephanie, 25

Going camping with my family during August & September

Melodi, 19
, OH   USA

Probably hanging out with my friends. Wether with Dave, Phill, Linda, Gregg and Joe (my "during-the-year" friends) or with Joe V, Neil, et all (that are my "summer friends"). The greatest time was either the long nights spent dancing at the Kee to Bala or in Phill and Dave's livingroom.

Jaden, 21
Brampton, Ontario  CANADA

Well, let me see: My best memory of 2001 is...I suppose when I finished my last novel (which was science fiction).…

age unknown, parts unknown

This is the hardest question since like June. I have no idea. I guess every time I was happy is the best memory.

Eric, 19
Beverly Hills

the moment I realized I had a marketable skill that will probably sustain me comfortably for the rest of my life...

mothmc, 37
Los Angeles

The birth of my son.

Celeste, 30
Colorado Springs

Yesterday / Tomorrow