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Are we there yet?
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:08 AM


Are we there yet?

By Bill Sherry

First of all, the phrase “Are we there yet” was not one I remember using as a child because we rarely went anywhere that was not within walking distance. I am serious. I can only remember going to Defiance and Fort Wayne one time as a boy growing up. We made a few trips each year to Van Wert, Paulding, Oakwood and Grover Hill, but most of our trips when the whole family loaded up in the car to go somewhere were short.

In fact I often threatened to walk or ride my bike rather than get in the back seat with my three little sisters, but it was important to my parents that we arrive as a big happy family. Although I never remember saying “Are we there yet,” I do remember three little sisters who almost said it in unison, sometimes more than once.