Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sweet Home Indiana

I found this video on YouTube. It's just someone driving from Plainfield to Indianapolis. This is a drive I know very well. My dad and step-mother live in Plainfield, and I have been visiting them, my mom in Mooresville and my sister in Indy, along with friends in various places near Indy, since before Thanksgiving. I invite you into my world via this video.



I am actually in Eureka, Illinois right now. I'm visiting friends for a week or so. There's snow on the ground and a very definite nip in the air. I hope to do some writing while I'm here. I am blessed to have this second family.

Blessings,
Arlene

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

Family and memories are hallmarks of Christmas time. I've had my share this year...hope you have, too. Or, if not, then I hope you have just what you need if only for today...this moment. Take care, good care.

Here's a montage of some of my old family pics:

Friday, December 21, 2007

Never too late to have a Happy Childhood

I've been going through old photos from my parents' collections. I'm planning to make a scrapbook of my life--the early years. It's been a wild journey into memory-land. Some photos take me down paths of bittersweet and thorny roses. Some lead me to more questions than certainties. Others just take me to a place where I can smile and laugh all the way up from my toes.


I hope to write more about it later. But in the meantime, here are a couple from the collection. To the right is a shot of my siblings and me in our 'family pool'--note the luxerient surroundings. The one above is of me on my grandparents' porch.