Monday, July 07, 2008

sights and sounds of home







This morning I went for a walk down town, taking in the sights and sounds of my home town. I parked at the library where I spent countless hours as a child and as and adult exploring the many wonders a library has to offer. I walked down Park to Broadway and took pictures of the old pharmacy, ice cream parlor, and the little theater. I heard the church bells chime on the hour (I greatly miss hearing them ring all the time), I listened to the traffic gently roll by, I heard the sweep of a straw broom as a waitress sweep a patio getting it ready for the lunch rush. I was alone and i enjoyed it immensely, it gave me time to think, time to remember all those childhood memories and relive them for a moment or two.
Do I miss home? sure I do
Do I long to go back ? at times
Do I intend to go back and live there one day? no I'm happy where I am
I do enjoy a good visit, that's basically what I've been doing this past weekend. Visiting with all the neighbors during the garage sale, Clipies parents even came to the garage sale and his brother stopped by who was in from Atlanta, spending the fourth with my family. The walk down town is just a sweet as Mom's Sweet Williams.

2 comments:

Betty said...

Nice pics. Sounds like your enjoying your visit home.

Anonymous said...

The picture of Kenstar(?) reminds me of Mayberry. Looks peaceful. djw

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