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Goodbye 2013: One Reader Saved Her Home, Another Coped With a Son's Illness

Patch readers ranked 2013 on a scale of 1 to 5.

On Jan. 1, 2013, confetti flies over New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration. According to a new AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll, Americans' ratings of the year gone by are less than glowing.
On Jan. 1, 2013, confetti flies over New York's Times Square after the clock strikes midnight during the New Year's Eve celebration. According to a new AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll, Americans' ratings of the year gone by are less than glowing.

How would you rate the past year? Was 2013 good, bad or just so-so?

Inspired by a recent AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll, we asked our readers on Facebook how they rated the year.

Nationally, Americans rated their personal year better than the assessment they gave for the country.

Closer to home, one family welcomed new babies even as they lost a close friend.

Here’s what else our readers had to say:

Why 2013 Wasn't So Great

Teresa Gutierrez, of Pacifica Patch, calls 2013 "truly the worst year of my life" due to a family member's health care battles. "Our son became extremely sick in February and as a result he got amnesia. One extremely overly stressful and emotional year. If I was able to I would erase this year...Who knows what's to come."

Why 2013 Was "Bittersweet"

Carol Dickow Kirkpatrick, of Pacifica Patch, gives 2013 a 3-rating. "Saved our house from foreclosure, two beautiful babies born in our family, Lilly Kline and Ryder Kline, and family all healthy and happy. Lost one dear, caring best friend Chris Calder this year and miss him so very much. 2014 is going to be a great year!!!"


TELL US: On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate 2013?


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