Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The road to Grandma's house...

We had a little family gathering the other day out at my sister's place.  She lives just up the road from where our grandparents lived.  We were reminiscing of the many walks we used to take on that off we went.....just as kids, other than NOT going barefoot, although we were all wearing flip-flops, not minding the heat, we took off down the road that leads to Grandma's house. Remembering the old rickety wooden bridge that is no longer there, the old sandstone that we used to sit on and carve our names's still there but lost in the brush that has grown up over it through the years.  The wild cherry tree, which still stands but the two trees on either side of the driveway, where we all spent many hours playing beneathe as kids, gone from either being cut down or taken out by a storm.  And the house....what was once known, and will always be remembered as the PINK now white and black shutters have been added along with a few other changes. Other family members may live in that house now, but it will always be Grandma and Grandpa's.  The road is just a half mile,  up hill both ways, I might add and we sure got a work out but we also made another memory on that road!
It's been hotter than blue blazes out lately!  I'm not complaining though....I'll take it over snow and ice anyday! It is so hot that even our outside cat didn't greet me as I went out the front door yesterday....she planted heself amongst the yarrow....

...all stretched out, just nappin' in the afternoon shade.

After a hot sunny day today, the past hour or so has looked like it could come a downpour at anytime. comes the rumble of thunder.  With all the rain we have been getting, I'm afraid that come mid-July we will be begging for rain! Let's hope I'm wrong. 
The garden is coming along nicely, thanks to all the rain....I did finally get out there to use the hoe and do some weeding....and boy have I felt it today! 
I hope you all are having a great week!  Try to stay cool and drink plenty of fluids!


Cindy B said...

what a priceless memory and well written...I felt my sister and myself along on that walk with you! So many times as kids, we would have similar "adventures of our youth"...we can never go back...but the memories last forever in our hearts. thanks for sharing this!

Denni said...

Ahhhhh SO true, couldn't have said it better myself! XOXO