Well it's Friday and it's time for More Than Words
Friday Photo Flashback...it's a great meme that Alicia has.
Well this time of the year when I was young....
our household would be brimming with activity.
We'd be putting together our bags and coolers
and heading east...
or actually...south that is...
where the weather was HOT and the air SAT on the back of our necks.
It only took about a week before we had our "southern accents".
(my sister, 2 little cousins, and myself ...I think we were 8 and 9)
We didn't care...
to have the freedom to roam
Big Mama's farm and play in the woods...
eat raspberries and blackberries...right off the vine...
mess with the animals and eat a mess of greens...
we loved it!
Oh sure we complained about only having 3 tv stations instead of 12...but
as soon as we turned down that long road...
we knew we were at our father's childhood home...
and it always seemed home to us too!
And we never got a chance to watch tv...it was in the parlor...and kids weren't allowed at
Big Mama's house in the parlor.
With 50 first cousins...you always had someone else to blame your mess on too!
(My dad was one of 12 surviving children).
We were NOT to go in the old barn (in the picture below...but it was the best place to be!)
from left to right...a cousin, my sister
on Poppy (my grandfather's shetlend pony), my brother,
another cousin, my fav. girl cousin when I was little,
and me cheesing with a roller in my hair! - Note that even in
the "country" my mother had my sister and I matching...hilarious!
I can almost smell the humidity and rain all rolled
into one as we drive up
the rock gravel road.