Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks
Home is where our story begins. Anon.
Most everyone has fond memories of the house where they grew up and I am no exception. Last weekend when we were in Connecticut for my Dad’s birthday party, my sister and I took a quick ride to our old homestead. Although much has changed over the years, (they’ve moved walls, added windows, changed entrances, and painted it a different color) the old bones of memories were intact.
And remarkably this lamppost at the end of the driveway, although hanging on by a thread, was still there.
In a time before emails and text messaging, my parents would leave this lamp on and the last one (of the seven kids) in from the night would have to cross their name off the list and turn off all the lights, including this one. It was a message to my parents (who at that time slept in a room that looked out onto the road) that everyone was home safe. Even our neighbors would know by the light if someone were missing or if all was well.
Trevor leaves this weekend to go back to Norwich, Vermont. It’s been a great summer with him being home, but back to his military training he goes.
Safe travels sweetheart, no worries – we’ll leave the light on – just remember to turn it off when you come back home.
Be safe and see you all next week.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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