I’m old! Today is the first day of my #staycation and I was trying to think of something fun to do today. You know what sounded fun?
A stroll down memory lane.
Well, actually it ended up being a road. The road I grew up on.
We moved to another part of Lexington when I was thirteen (Avery’s current age). I spent many of my formative years in this house. Funny how everything seemed smaller than I remembered. To my surprise I couldn't stop thinking about William. He’s been dead for fifteen years in August and the grief is still with me. I ended up surrendering to the sadness and giving myself a moment to cry. Figuring it would be better if I didn't linger, I decided to head to my next destination. Seeing some middle-aged woman snap pictures of your house and then sit in her car crying. CRAZY LADY ALERT!
|On the porch of the house above. William, Anna Lee & Sarabeth |
Carolyn was still a twinkle in Mom's eye
Yes, I'm the one in the middle. Not that I exhibit ANY middle child traits.
Did you notice me in the middle?
I continued to drive by a few more childhood haunts and headed to downtown Lexington. It was mid-afternoon and some coffee sounded good. I stopped in at Third Street Stuff . Thankfully there was plenty of parking on the side of the building. Every time I drive by there I want to stop and can’t because I have a commitment. Well, not today! I went inside and ordered a vanilla latte. While I was waiting for my coffee I walked over to the magnetic poetry board and created this piece.
I've been around a long time, and life still has a whole lot of
surprises for me. –Loretta Lynn
Great atmosphere, interesting staff (interesting being code for lots of piercings and tattoos – not that there is anything wrong with that!) I'll go again soon, next time with Avery.
Tomorrow, I’m headed on a horse farm tour. So excited!
PS – I’m so sad about Zayn leaving One Direction. Can you believe it? He says he wants to be a normal 22 year-old guy. Some people are so selfish.