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cathy


Malagash

Wednesday, August 16, 2006



My son and my parents and I took a road trip today, to visit the places where my mother spent her childhood time. The same waters where she learned to swim and the house she was born in and the lanes she walked to school on. Unfortunately there are many places that have changed in significant ways. Some in deleterious ways.


She shared many happy memories, while creating new ones for my son. She chose to move quickly past the bad ones. We didn't stop at her parents grave, for example. She didn't want to do that, and spoil the niceness of the day.



It was a memorable day. How was yours?

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    Those kind of days are so important. You will cherish them always.

    Hugs,
    Connie

  1. Blogger Ben said:

    Not as nice as your day out Cathy. The weather looks perfect for a day out sight seeing.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    I love family days like that!

    My day was great..I'm in Boston now :)

  1. Blogger Pat Paulk said:

    Not near as nice as yours, but OK. glad you shared!!

  1. Blogger sophie said:

    i went trailbiking down a
    mountain with my son.
    Awesome!!!

  1. Anonymous poet said:

    sounds as though you had a great 'family' day. those are the best. i spent my day home sick from work. lack of sleep and the usual headache and upset tummy. i'll live. happy thursday to you. poet

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    That house looks just like my great-grandparent's home in Princeton, WV. No one lives there now, of course, but they won't tear it down because the asbestos is too much of a health hazard.

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    I thinkit's reat that you could share that with each other.

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    What a special day. Those kind of days last forever. :)

  1. Blogger Jase said:

    love the photos, nice sentiments too. I can't even think about learning swimming in Canadian lakes, far too cold!

  1. Blogger Michelle said:

    Looks like a very special day :o)

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Sounds like a wonderful day. Sometimes it's hard to go back, but sometimes it's wonderful.
    Hope you have a great weekend, Cathy.
    Take care, Meow

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Nice pics. It's true, some places change a lot. Last week I was at a house I usually spent many holidays in, when I was a child. Things are different, degraded, smaller too but I don't want to spoil the good memories I have of that place. And it was just...12-15 years ago. Man, I'm old!

  1. Blogger Tee said:

    I LOVE that last photo - and what a special trip to take your children on. I'll have to do that with mine some day.

  1. Blogger missy said:

    Have been busy with the move and getting things to work. Unfortunately, still on dial-up so I can't blog as much as I want to. Tomorrow, I am back to work... I can't believe my holidays is over!

    missy xx

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    WOW! That was an amazing day!! How great it must have been to have three generations there.

    Very special. :)

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