Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Some Roads...are Best Left......Untraveled

This has been a difficult day...on so many levels...
After my long...wonderful afternoon...with Peg...yesterday... I didn't get the Big Cupboard done...
as planned...
So...I tore into it...this Morn...
a Big...Mistake...
I knew...I'd find treasures...
but...what I didn't plan on...were all of the Memories...
Dad...and Justin...oh...my...seems...like it...was just...yesterday...
Good...and... not so much...
Walking down...Memory Lane...was a lot more painful...than I had anticipated....
The Table...is once again...mounded high...
I had to go work...on an Old Cupboard...for several hours...this afternoon...
and...that was another...Journey...I never should have taken....
I hope...things...look a bit...brighter...in the Morn...
I truly do...
Love...to ya...
The Old Table...is Destined... to be Loaded down....
It carries...a Heavier Load...today...than...it could ever imagine....
Precious...to me... tucked...deep inside...paperwork...was....I think...the only Birthday Card...my Dad....ever gave me... It was for my 19th Birthday.... If you ever wonder if a card matters.... don't...it does....
I also found...this image...of my Mother... and my Dearest...Best Friend...Dolsey...and...Scamp...It was taken...in the late '70's...
This was a letter... I had safely...tucked away...in The Old Cupboard...from my Dear Friend...Eudora...
She had sent it to a Publisher friend, of hers...
 She was my Mentor..and.. believed in me...so...
I Miss...Her...everyday...
Wish...I could have lived up to her...Grand...Thoughts...
My Liz...
My...Justin....where has the time...gone...
John's Valentine...to me... He stopped buying cards....a long...time ago....He writes notes...on anything... oh...my...: )
A Sweet Note...from Jo... after she and I did Heart of Country... Love...her...
A Beautiful Image.. of Admiral...{Thanks...to Kristi...My Second...Daughter...for Capturing It...} My Amazing Thoroughbred... I bought him...when he was 4 months old... Trained him...and we covered a Million Miles... He was with me for 28 years... He was the Smartest Horse...I have Ever known... and...is Buried...here....
My Sister...Chery's Obituary.... I found several... as I was sorting through the contents...of the Old Cupboard..
One...was sent...from my Best Friend...Jeri....it wasn't long after...Jeri...also...went Home...
A bottle of wine...I picked up...while taking the first vacation...in my life...with Allyson...and Bethany...to the Outer Banks... Biltmore...was incredible....
I worked....for hours...on this Old Cupboard....tonight....it's a Long Story...but...Old Cupboards...can soothe...the Soul....
It's the contents...that can bring you to your knees....
Barb C.
{The... above are just a Thimble full...of what I sorted through...this morning.... I'd had enough...by the early afternoon...left everything...in a pile...and ran....
Paid bills...made deliveries...had to get away... too...much...too many Memories...
I feel guilty...packing these things...away...
Liz said...I should leave it all... in the Old Cupboard...it's Like a Shrine....
I don't know...
I'll think about that...
Tomorrow...} 

2 comments:

Betty G said...

That old cupboard is a lot like your heart-battered but still beating strong--and filled with bittersweet yet wonderful memories. My love to you~Betty (((((HUGS))))

simplyiowa said...

Yes... I guess...so...
maybe...that's why it was hard...to get 'right'...
Love to ya...Betty... : )