Day 9 and 10: Planning our Future
No relatives or friends were on the docket for the past two days. We are sitting peacefully at McKinney Lake just north of Atlanta. Tom is playing his guitar and Marla is re-learning tunes from piano lessons.
Tom has purchased a bunch of florescent lime green t-shirts. He figures he will make extra money holding signs for road construction companies as we travel the South. He Hee!
Tom says the stop sign below was designed for a short stop on a baseball team. He He!!!
Heading East tomorrow to find our dear friend Anita and husband Buren. Anita and Marla have written several books together. We have promises of visiting their farm in North Carolina.
Resting makes us reflect. We think about our parents, siblings, and friends and are thankful for our careers, health, and educational opportunities.
Marla’s mom (and dad) began her life without shoes, proper clothing (feed sack dresses), running water, electricity, the care of dentists or physicians, or education. Her father was forced to leave school at the age of 12 to work in the fields. His home was a make-shift log cabin with no facilities and holes between the logs that allowed the snow to gather on his bed as a child. An accident that was not treated by a physician left his arm permanently fixed at a right angle for the rest of his life. In spite of all those challenges they made a good life for themselves.
Tom and I are very lucky people!!