Saturday, September 13, 2008

Kenner Road

Well I just peeped over at Willow Traders and I am so far behind on posts there.  It is such a busy group that it overwhelms me.  But I noticed that there is a new kit club called Kenner Road. The name of the kit club is named after a road that one of the DT members grew up one.  Well the road I grew up on is called Burley Hollow Road.  The Burley is my mothers maiden name.  It is also the road that my mother was born and raised on.  It is where her family home burned down and she lost all of her belongings due to lightning coming through a phone line.  She lost her beautiful wedding dress and all of her childhood memories.  She was actually in Kansas at the time with her newlywed husband (my father) on a return from a tour of duty in Vietnam.  I can remember walking up my road to my grandmothers.  They put a mobile home up where the house once stood.  I never saw or knew of the house.  I only know and remember the mobile home.  I can remember granny and I laying on the sofa on opposite ends giving each other foot rubs and then playing some Bingo and eating Fudge Rounds.   I can remember trying to practice my flute and she would tell me to "put that racket up".  LOL I love her!  She could see things about people that I never could foresee including my ex husband.  She couldn't stand him.  I never came out and told her about how he was physically and mentally abusive.  Because I loved him.  But she knew deep down it all!  My grandmother passed away right after I graduated from college.  I strongly believe that she held on to see me graduate.  You see I was the first one in my family to graduate from college.  Not to mention that her and my mother both had started nursing school and had not finished and I was graduating with a Bachelors in Nursing.  Wow what sweet, dear memories!  I love you grandma!!

4 comments:

Dina said...

Your story touched me...thanks so much for sharing!

Michelle Cooney said...

That was definitely a great story to post! Thank you for commenting on my blog. I'm not mad I promise! I still don't know what I'm going to do but I did give him an ultimatium.in914

Gigi said...

wow...your grandmother sounds like such an amazing woman...thank you for sharing your (& her!) story!!

Melanie said...

Great story. That works for the journaling challenge at ScrapLove. Put that journaling down on a LO with a pic of grandma...what a special memory.