I knew them as Grandpa and Grandmama.....But they had a whole life before me that I was always happy to hear about. They were hard working people that loved their children and Grandchildren. They believed in God and family. And did the best they could with what they had. They have Kentucky roots (Grandmama) and West Virgina (Grandpa). They came from families that were on the move.... whole families coming to California. Did they all find what they were looking for....I do not think so, but they were from good stock and made things better no matter where they were. They never owned a big fancy home, but the walls around them were filled with love. They gave all that they had and then pushed harder for more. They believed in the future, they wanted me to have everything that they did not. I hope they knew that I had everything I needed because they loved me. I left California and came to Idaho, the goal has been to give our family what they needed, always looking toward the future. A little adventure in my soul!!! We all have a story...a history of families that lived with their hands and heart, looking into the sunset and wondering what was over the hill. Home!!!!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Feeling a little like Alice....Going places I have never been and meeting up with the unknown. Trying to understand the where, when and how come of generations....I almost feel like I have fallen into Wonderland, where time and space is not as it seems. Things that I thought I knew are not there, walking in the dark, trying to find my way through names, dates, tombstones and old houses where they once lived. I do not sleep well, I seem to have been taken over by the next find, the next person, who are they, were they happy, was it to hard but they made that choice and what will be will be. Time, no time, if left to my own doing and not needing sleep...I would stay right here in Wonderland. It is a mania of some kind I think. But like Alice, I will find my way back...but mean while....here I am in Wonderland.....