Editor’s note: The author titled this “My Last Day on Earth by the Late Michael David Allanson, Forever 14.” He was her son.
The criminal case against County Assessor Paul Petersen, accused of 32 felonies in Arizona for leading an adoption fraud scheme, brings me back in time more than 20 years and reminds me of a saying that rings especially true these days.
Much of what makes life in this Valley appealing is the state’s rugged desert feel. The landscape is rough hereabouts, all scrub growth and cactus that can tear flesh.
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter said it best when she said, “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.”