Sally's Stories ContinueBy Sharon Brown (Sharon) on June 29, 2011
|Most of you have met Sally Ramsdell, Sunfarm. Here are more of her memories, insights and wisdom.|
THE ELEPHANT HOUSE
Somehow a secure vacant building at a closed roadside zoo south of Lexington offered the answer. So we put our furniture in the elephant house. Our son told the truth!
The moral of the story? Never underestimate the words of a child.
26 JUNE 2011
But he was the son of a man who was a coworker of mine in another county in 1976-1980; a man with whom I had kept in touch over the years. The man in the SUV had never met my kids (they were little and he was in his 20's back then), though his dad met them when I took them to work occasionally. The dad (ex-coworker) had recently told his son about my illness but the son had never visited us and none of them even live in this county.
Our farm is remote, far off the beaten path. As the sign said, we are past the end of state road maintenance. The son of my friend knew nothing about our location. But what are the chances of old friends stopping by on Tuesday, and their son, unknown to any of us, accidentally happening upon our children on Sunday?
He was just offering help when he could; a chance encounter of the very best kind.
28 June 2011
The words are Sally's. Thanks, Sally, for allowing me to do your typing for you. The elephant is one of my paintings and the photos of flowers belong to Sally.
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|I am a retired arts and humanities teacher who grew up in the Appalachian mountains of southeast Kentucky. I taught in Louisville, then eventually moved to far western Kentucky where I retired 4 years ago. I am an artist and a writer, and my favorite subjects to write about are the mountains and wildflowers of eastern Kentucky. They are very nearly my favorite subjects to paint, too. Truth is, I left my heart back in those mountains.|
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