Article: Going Home: Wonderful story

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By Sharon Brown on June 17, 2010

They say you can't go home, but you can, and I did.

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Jun 17, 2010 7:24 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

What a wonderful sweet story. See, you can go home again, and don't let anyone tell you different, my friend. I am so happy you had such a good time. You needed it. I wish I had been there with you.
Jun 17, 2010 7:58 AM CST
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx Zone 8b
Texas Gardening Cubit
Beautiful story. Maybe now I'll go home for the high school reunion. Didn't want to....wanted to retain my old memories. Guess there's always room for new memories.
Jun 17, 2010 8:24 AM CST
Name: Sharon

I wish you had been there too. But you might not have liked that 4 wheeler. I sure thought I would flip backwards a time or two. Even so it was worth it! Thanks, Polly. high school reunion is what took me back was my 50th, and I had not been to one in 40 years. I was curious, afraid I'd be disappointed....but it was beautiful when I finally got used to having all those old folks around. Smiling

And it was also wonderful to be with my family again. The mountains hadn't changed much, and neither had I. So you pack those bags and go home!

Thank you both so much for reading the article.
Jun 20, 2010 8:31 AM CST
Name: LeBug 6b
Greenville, In.
I really enjoyed your article Sharran too you write so beautifully I always enjoy your stories and look forward to them.

I moved back home to take care of my dad and it was so peaceful out here just like being alone outside with the birds chirping and all of the open space around the property now that I have been out here since 2000 it is starting to build up by people wanting to get out of town into the country and it has changed so much not the nice quiet neighborhood like it used to be when I first came back, cars racing up and down the hill to get to the new storage sheds they built right next our property, my home place has changed a lot but I'm just thankful that I have almost a couple of acres so at least I can pretend it's still the same old place and just shut out the noises of progress.

We used to have a woods right by the field on the other side and they cleared that out for houses and haven't been able to sell the land so it is just bare with a couple of old big oak trees left and most of the oak trees around the property that made the nice shade in the afternoons have finally gotten old and are falling apart.

The teenagers here have discovered the old spring fed pond at the top of the hill on the other side of the storage sheds and it is filled with papers and bottles I remember how clean it was and beautiful I caught a baby blue herring for a summer and fed and took care of it from a tree that hung over the pond and got my first kiss by that pond, a lot of nice memories here from my childhood :smily:
Jun 20, 2010 9:08 AM CST
Name: Sharon
LeBug, thank you.

I am so sorry your lovely home area is changing in such an ugly way. There were changes similar to that in the mountains, too. The difference is that they didn't occur near the area where I grew up. They can't very well build subdivisions on a mountain that goes straight up. Nor can they build storage buildings. So in my instance, the mountains are protecting themselves.

What worries me are those who are too young to remember the way it was when we were growing up....they'll never know the difference.

I am glad you have such good memories. That's something we both can carry with us.

Thank you for writing, I hope you have a lovely summer.

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