This photo was taken in September 2006 at Crystal Springs Camp in Tennessee. I was thrilled to be able to visit, as I used to go to camp there as a child, and I had not been able to visit the campgrounds in about 40 years. I had someone take a photo of me in front of one of the cabins, and I have an old photo of me in front of the cabin from about 45 years earlier. I still remember that my grandfather had taken me to camp one year when I was a little too young to attend. He went behind closed doors with those in charge to discuss whether they would allow me to stay. When they came out, he announced that I could stay for the week. But in exchange for allowing me to stay, he had to stay as well and run the camp. We both stayed the week and I thought it was wonderful. On the mess hall (now known as the dining hall) there is a plaque in honor of my grandfather. June 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
This photo was taken in September 2006 in Tennessee, at the Falls Mill grist mill. It is still a working grist mill. I have such fond memories of Falls Mill as my grandfather (who died in 1993 at age 90) used to take me there every summer when I was little and we would walk all over the grounds. I altered the photo on photoshop, and then wrote text on it, for a notebook for a class I took called How to Write Your Life Story (oddly enough). It was such an interesting class, primarily because all the people in it had led such normal and yet such extraordinarily interesting lives, when you took the time to listen to their stories. From that experience, I wrote an ethical will, and became more introspective. Previously, I had worked to the exclusion of all else, or at least so it seemed to me. June 2007
Family - My son and I had the opportunity to travel to Virginia to attend a family wedding. My son and I are the two on the right. It was so great to reconnect with family we had not seen in years. All the old memories came flooding back - good memories. DH and I had spent alot of time with DH's brother and his wife 30 plus years ago when we were all much younger. I like to think that we are not only older, but have gained wisdom and perspective during the years, although of course, our son would not agree. Children, it seems, never think their parents have any wisdom to impart. They just want to grow up and get away from their parents.
Picture - May 27, 2007