In 1985, the population of the United States numbered 238 million. Today the figure is near 330 million. A stamp cost 22 cents in those days compared to 55 cents today. The ages of our children when we moved to North Augusta 35 years ago this week were 4, 7 and 11. Having lived in many places, I understood change in relation to leaving others and adjusting to new areas. Living in one community these years has provided new perspectives on the transitions of life. We feel blessed that we settled here. “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths” (Psalm 25:4a).