I just returned to Ohio from a short vacation in Missouri, the "Show-Me" state.
I have nothing against Missouri. It just surprises me that my sister ended up living there via; Pennsylvania, Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania and Arizona.
Dave (David Lee Rotten) had booked a flight and reserved a few days for me at our time-share in Branson during my visit to New York. I've ventured through a few times on my way across country, but never was it my chosen destination til now.
My mind goes back to my growing up years on Dad's dairy farm in Pennsylvania. Many of us still had marriage, home, family as our goal. So, I wondered who I would marry when I grew up.
Never once did I wonder WHERE I would be. Where my family would be; mom and dad, sisters and brother, nephews and nieces, cousins, aunts, uncles. Never thought of death; changes; spreading throughout the country. California, Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri, Texas, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Arizona, Michigan, New York, Illinois, Alaska, Colorado, a few still in Pennsylvania.
I come from a time way after the adventurous settlers and way before our society lost anchor; became transient. I didn't expect divorce, death and miles and miles to separate me from that time, that innocence. I enjoy my life, but I miss us; every one.