I gave myself a bit of an adventure on Saturday, 12-13-14, the last sequential date of this century.
- It was business as usual for a Saturday morning. Friend Janice and I met at the park for our early morning walk and loved that the turtle along the way has been decorated for the holidays. I've been feeling a little homesick - missing my late mom and dad, and was telling Janice that I hadn't been to Milledgeville, Georgia, where I grew up, since August 2012, when I was there for the house closing. Friend Susan runs a shop called The Red Door - a lovely little antiques shop. When I was leaving the park that morning, I thought, "If I call and Susan answers, saying she'll be there, I'll go." She picked up the phone and said, "Lynn?" So that was my sign. :)
- So off I went, getting there around 2pm. This is taken on West Hancock Street, under the awning of the Campus Theatre, where I spent many Saturdays watching double features. The local university owns it now and uses the front of the house for a campus bookstore. I pressed my nose against the glass - it was closed by the time I got there. This is a nice image of small town America, I think.
- The Campus Theatre at night, taken by one of my sister's friends, who shared the photo. Next on the agenda was visiting friend Susan at The Red Door.. When mom and dad were so ill, I was here almost every weekend, for several months and I loved going by and visiting with her. She knows me so well - when I walked in, she said, "Have you been to the bakery yet?" Of course I had.
-It was National Wreaths Across America day on Saturday, in which every fallen hero interred at a Veterans' Cemetery in the US has a wreath placed on their grave. My father was a veteran of World War II and so he chose this place for his burial. My mother is buried with him. It was a peaceful few moments under a brilliant fall sky.
- Before leaving, I stopped by the garden center near our old family home and bought pansies. I planted them in this planter on Sunday morning before leaving for church. I'll think about my adventure in Milledgeville every time I look at them.