February 29, 1996.
Ten years ago we packed all our belongings into a UHaul trailer and escaped from Fargo-Moorhead.
We pretty much didn't have a penny to our name but thanks to my parents we had a place to live here in the Cities and a chance at a fresh start.
The Sharon & Rick of ten years ago would not have ever been able to even dream of owning a house or a new car. They couldn't afford to go to college. And luxuries like Tivo & iPods & laptops weren't even thought about.
We also didn't know most of y'all.
It's not often you can look at one single event and see how much it changed your life. This one changed ours for the better.
So everyone, raise your glasses in a toast, for I declare today to be a holiday!
Today is Fargo Hegira Day!
Hegira ( hiˈjīrə; ˈhejərə ): an exodus or migration. ORIGIN via medieval Latin from Arabic hijra 'departure,' from hijara 'emigrate.'