April 21, 2016
Day 6: The Blue Heron flies no More!
Here we are in paradise! We are camping at the Big South Fork Recreation area! Awesome! We are not flying (as the bird does) but sitting in the Blue Heron campground that is lost in the Daniel Boone Forest somewhere?
The car above was sitting on the main street in Greenfield, Indiana. I wanted to take it home!
Scottie, we have a problem! Everywhere we go and are going –someone is getting sick or dying. My cousin Joyce (in Tennessee) was diagnosed with cancer today. They buried her son Michael just a couple days ago. Cousin Lula’s husband just fell and snapped something in his back. He can’t walk. Cousin Fred had a stint put in an artery yesterday. I am carrying a four leaf clover and a rabbit’s foot with me tomorrow!
These are days that we will never forget! Sheila and Randy (Comcast wizard) and their family took care of us day and night for a couple of days. We played golf, toured the town, visited their home, and ate and ate and ate. In fact, if you are going on vacation, it might be a good thing to stop in at the house of a relative because they feed you! He he! What a gorgeous family and life they have in Greenfield, Indiana. The town has buildings from the the 19th century and their downtown was hopping. Shelia sells things on Ebay!
I had not seen my cousin Millie, (she says for 30 years!) for a long time. We started talking and could not stop. We have so much in common. Millie is a woman of the 21st century. She is 73 (retired AT&T) and was recently married to Norm (a retired USDA worker) who is 81. What spunk! (She told me not to post any unflattering pics on Facebook!) They fed us too! And we looked at photos and talked about all the people we knew. Norm and Millie are like us, they like to travel and are heading out to two major trips this year. They even have smart phones and text!!!
Today we came back to Holly Hill, Kentucky, the place where my mother was born, and where we vacationed almost every summer when I was a child. For at least a decade, I brought my mother back here where she linked with many of her friends she left behind –when she went to seek her fortune in Detroit. Find Pine Knot, Stearns, and Holly Hill, Kentucky on a map.
Looking forward to tomorrow. We will visit Pleasant Run cemetery, donated by the Gilreath family it seems a hundred years ago. We will catch up with friends and family and drive the new K 92 toward Williamsburg.
Til then …