Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Carry Me Back to Old Virginny

If you're looking for the Hodgepodge you'll find the questions here

I think I've mentioned a time or thousand here that we've moved a lot. When I think about change I mentally scroll through all the places we've called home.

In the not too distant future hubs and I will be making a short trek south to take care of some business. Our travel plans include a stop in Richmond for dinner with hubs brother and sister-in-law.

We lived in Richmond once upon a time.

It was light years ago.
Thirty, which is practically the same thing.

I was a baby. 

It's always fun to see a place you used to know.
Places, like people, change.

R is for Reelin' in the Years

I wonder if the people living in the first house we ever bought and sold have hand me down furniture and a puppy who chews through linoleum?

I wonder if they'll host a family BBQ the weekend of their sister's wedding? A hot July night where their air conditioning quits working and they agree they need a bigger deck?

I wonder if they have neighbors in the cul-de-sac who notice their light on at 1 AM and call saying 'we saw your light...we just set up a game of Clue...wanna come over?'

I wonder if they have friends from college living around the corner who throw them a baby shower, take them sailing on their Hobie Cat and share a recipe for Fudge Pie? That one they'll make time and again as the light years unfurl.

I wonder if their sister has a baby whose uncle makes her laugh?

I wonder if family comes for Christmas and while washing dinner dishes they talk about another baby girl coming in June?

I wonder if they take bad pictures that grow grainy over time, but that they'll cherish all the same? If they'll move away, and then come back one day to say 'remember when...?'

If they'll smile at the kids they were and the way the light years fly?


  1. Memories are a wonderful thing!

  2. How did those years go by so fast?
    Good memories :)

  3. I always say, "If only these walls[of our house]could talk, oh, the stories they could tell." You did a pretty good job of speaking for the walls of your home in Va. :)
    The years have flown by for us, as well...and continue to do so!

    Kathy (Reflections by Kathy)

  4. Such a delightful memory of the "little things" about where you used to live a few years back!

  5. I agree with everyone. So sweetly written and remembered.