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Lazy, lazy days of spring, summer and hello fall!

Well, I haven’t been blogging lately because………….I’ve been backpacking the French country-side, I’ve been hiking the Alps, I’ve been dancing atop the Great Wall………….no, nothing that exciting – I’ve simply been lazy! Spring was busy, busy with closing down another year of school (no. 27) and summer was one of the quieter, more peaceful summers I remember.

We took took our annual trek to my favorite, Tybee Island ……..

 

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I rode a bike for the first time in 40 plus years!
I rode a bike for the first time in 40 plus years (and didn’t die)!

School started again the first of August and we’re back in full swing. I love seeing all the teachers back, kids back, and the sound and rhythm of school. It feels like home – and you know how I feel about home!

I drug/dragged the girls on a memory trip to my grandparents’ home in Hartsville, TN. The house has been gone a long time, but the barns are still standing and the pond where my cousins, sister and I  “pretended” to fish is still there and SO much smaller than it used to be!

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We drove around and visited old spots on our trip, and the girls indulged my tales of the little Baptist church that we attended when we were little, the Lock where I first remember Ma and Pa living, the old town square, the swimming place my granddaddy took my cousin and me, and the cemetery where both of my grandparents are buried.

The pictures became part of a gallery wall in my home office. I had pictures of my old homes and mentioned to my super creative Sarah about a watercolor app, and voila – the wall!!

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This is my childhood home - we moved there when I was less than a year old and mom lived there until about four years before she passed away. Mama ànd daddy raised four children in that house with three bedrooms and only one bathroom!
This is my childhood home – we moved there when I was less than a year old and mom lived there until about four years before she passed away. Mama ànd daddy raised four children in that house with three bedrooms and only one bathroom!
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This is Sarah’s birth home in Estill Springs, TN
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This was the girls’ childhood home where we lived for sixteen years.

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This is Carrie’s birth home in Beaufort, SC.

Here’s the actual wall with pictures….

 

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In the second picture I had added a couple of pictures and moved things around so it wouldn’t look so matchy-matchy.

I really should call this a memory wall!  Isn’t it funny the older we get the more we remember minute details even if we don’t get all the big details – this trip reminded me of my granddaddy’ cow, Bossie, the smell of the tobacco barn, the slanted floor in my great-grandparents’ house, the watermelon Pa brought home for dinner when we spent the week with them.  All such sweet memories!

I hope you all have a way of keeping your memories fresh – whether with pictures or just holding them in your heart.

Keep Enjoying Home,

Linda

 

 

 

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