Saturday, February 23, 2013

Shopping, chickens, and old memories

My youngest daughter and I spent yesterday shopping.  Actually, we did more looking, talking, and laughing than we did shopping, but it was a lot of fun. She lives three hours away; has a husband, a daughter in ninth grade, and a job, so we don't get many days together like that. 

It was getting late in the day so we picked up something for supper, and some ice cream, and started home.  We were not far from home when "Poppy" called, asking, "where are you"??  It was getting dark outside and he couldn't get the rooster to go in the lot.  He said, "the chickens all scatter when I go out.  You'd think I was going out to kill them"!!  Funny how the chickens know who takes care of them!  Anyway, we got home, grabbed a load of stuff out of the car and carried it inside, and I went back out and called the rooster.  He had been pacing back and forth so when I opened the gate he hurried right in cackling and carrying on like he was late flying up on the roost!   Oh, that just brought back a memory of my daddy.

Years ago when I was a little girl, daddy used to say at bedtime,  "I'm fixing to fly up on the roost"!  Sometimes he would say "I'm fixing to hit the hay"!  He always made me laugh.  Oh my, "enjoy and appreciate your parents while you have them. " I miss my mom and my dad every day, and the older I get, the more I remember things that they did and things that they said to me.  How I would love to go back and have a day with them again!

This picture is of mama, daddy, and me at Natural Bridge, Virginia in the mid 1940's!  I remember being so afraid that daddy would let me fall over that wall..

I didn't mean to go from shopping, to chickens, to old memories...Thank you, if you stayed long enough to read this.

Henny Penny


  1. Love the picture of you and your parents. My husband and I have visited the Natural Bridge in Virginia twice. What a natural wonder!

    1. Thank you. I don't remember anything but being afraid. I would love to go back there now. Thank you for your comment.

  2. Lovely photo and great memories! One of my biggest fears in life is losing my parents!

  3. Oh,Dodie, I understand. I love the old pictures and just get lost in them. Thank you for your comment.

  4. Hey Mom!! I love this old picture. I can see that you looked scared. Or maybe I just know the story so well. I miss Grandma. :( I love you bigger than the whole wide world!!!!

    Your gur.

  5. Hey Lynn, I know how much you love old pictures! It's hard to put them down once you start looking! I love you, miss Lynn...


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