I am overwhelmed by the out pouring of kindness.
I am humbled and grateful...
so I am sending these roses to all of you.
I drove to go for my walk, it sounds crazy but it's true.
I drove a few miles over to the neighbourhood where I grew up and walked a familiar route.
It's very picturesque although it was a very grey day. It was not windy or cold just calm and dullish.
Just perfect for walking and there were not that many people out and about so I had the place mostly to myself.
someone had left this little floral arrangement on the ledge
a little too much signage
or is it just me?
I spent many sunny summer days sunbathing on this beach when I was a teen.
We would bring our transistor radios
baby oil, snacks and towels and spend the afternoons
lazying about in our bikinis.
There was a canteen that sold french fries, hot dogs, ice cream, candy and pop.
If I had some money left that I had not spent on buying new clothes
I would usually spend it here.
Walking here stirs up many memories from long ago.
This is a sight that you don't see much anymore
what with cell phones being part of our everyday life.
There used to be phone booths on many corners
now there are only a handful of pay phones left.
I wonder if this one even works.
When I was a teenager I used to use pay phones to call my friends
as my parents would limit my talk time to 3 minutes
we had this kitschy egg timer with a chicken on it that sat beside the telephone
and often I would turn it back over to allow more sand to flow through and hope that my parents had not noticed that I was talking longer than it took to cook an egg!
If my sister saw me she'd scream "I'm telling" and that would be the end of that!
When I get on the phone with my BFF we can still easily talk for an hour
and we might have seen each other yesterday.
And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.