Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
What little I have been outside, I did not get the feeling I did as a kid after a rain. The fresh smell I relished back then is not here. There is only the relief to see the sun and know (hope) it will last until our next move. BUT the little lake out front remains.
It remains to remind me of ‘little Jackie’ when I couldn’t wait to jump in a ditch full of water and dream it was a big river. With North Carolina red mud (clay) you could make what my sister called ‘frog houses’. You put one hand on the ground then with the other covered it with the soft red mud. Let it set for a minute and carefully remove you hand and you had a ‘frog house.’
Sister Shirley was enough tom boy she liked to play in the mud also. She liked to make circles and other shapes, smooth the mud and draw pictures or write, she called them ‘plaques’, referring to the ones hanging inside our house. Ones that said: ‘Jesus Lives Here’ and ‘Home is where the Heart is’.
WE were fortunate mama had a hose, before we stripped and went inside.
‘After the rain is still nice,’ just to see the sun. BUT I know that carefree, no problems excitements of my childhood will never be relived. HE allows us one trip on this earth, fortunately at 83 years old I have enjoyed more time than anyone in my family.
AT present I do not feel great, but I am still thankful, LIFE is good.
PS: I was thinking as my computer beat me again at Spider Solitaire:
‘Okay you win again, but I could whip the snot out of you at wrestling or boxing!!!’