Do You Ever Miss Places You’ve been?

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I belong to Cee Photography group where we are given questions from week to week and show up usually on Monday. Most Monday’s I am work and by the time I get home I forget about my commitment and then remember on Wednesday.  Recently she asked us what picture we had on our monitors. I visited another person and it didn’t dawn on me to post something. So I started looking at trees, mountain, stream, creek, rocks and suddenly a flood of emotion came up as I miss going to these places I once visited in my life time… mainly Pennsylvania.

One year we went to visit relative in Lancaster, instead of taking the turnpike we took Route 30, it was so beautiful the next turn was so amazing the scenery would put you on a natural high. I remember passing Buchanan National Park, the trees were just gorgeous.

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I love seeing houses like this. Colonial style, you go to one town and drive into the next town and not even know it. The country side you might run into the an Amish carriage or the Mennonites. My aunt use to tell me you could tell if they had pole in the front some would have phones out side, others would not have electricity. We visited a farm once and they had lots of kerosene lanterns hanging from the ceilings.

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How simply they live and they grow their own food and at times you would see them at farmer’s market. I love seeing the old farm stone houses or a barn or two with stone basement. Just does something to me. So breath taking and the roads wind around the next bend not knowing what you will see next

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Quite the adventure, and how I would love to return there soon.

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Gift Idea

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I have friend who is moving away in few weeks. She is someone that comes to the library where I work. There have been many that have come and gone. Some have gone further to Heaven above.

I had this thought that I would write a little something in the beginning of her journal some personal effect of things we might have shared from time to time.  But instead of using up her space, I  decided to insert it in the front of the book. But then I received an inspiration, this idea popped into my head – I am going to  place some of my favorite quotes amongst her pages so that when she reaches that page she will have a neat little quote to give her inspiration or or help her along her journey..

I hope this prompts someone to do the same thing. It could be a college student, or dear friend. either way I think it was neat idea. to send someone along their way….