The last time I remember receiving applause from an audience was in 1997 at a dinner held in my honor to celebrate my graduation from Hunter College. Obtaining my BA Degree was a huge accomplishment. I started college in 1979. When I stopped attending classes in 1983, I was very close to completing. I finally went back to college on a part-time basis in 1995.
It’s been about 19 years since that celebration dinner . Due to health issues, I am mostly homebound. On days when I feel well enough , I crochet. These days my applause worthy accomplishments are limited to a few sales of my crocheted items on Etsy.