Tuesday, May 13, 2008

More Memories......circa 1972

Did I ever get in trouble at this place. Please remember there were very few if anyone buried there yet, but they had the coolest above ground tombs that were not complete yet. Whoo hoo Kevin (my 1st love the the father of my son) and I had some kind of fun there.


I learned a lot about "the birds and the bees" sitting on this hill. Kevin was my teacher. Talk about the blind leading the blind. Someone should have shot us!


This is the house we lived in.


Kevin lived in this house across the street from our house.


I used to walk home from school. Mom was working so I would either saddle up my horse or just ride bareback for hours. Kevin of course, was around a LOT in those days. He wasn't very good to me for a long time and I still, to this day, don't understand why I loved him so much. But I did and we had some swell times. We ended up getting married years later in Houston. Within 4 years I knew it had been a mistake and that Dad was right about him. We divorced in 1985. But we are still friends to this day, he has apologized to me for how he acted when we were married which I appreciated. He now has a failing liver and has been given less than 2 years to live. I cried when I found out about that. He was a large part of my life from the age of 15.

We moved from this neighborhood to a nicer house. Mom wanted to redecorate this house and looking back it would have been the smartest thing to do but us kids wanted a "nice and new" house. Dad gave in and we moved to 300 Boxwood. I had to board my horse at a stable and eventually grew tired of caring for him so I sold him when I was 17. I have missed him ever since. That is why I was so absolutely thrilled to have finally been able to have horses again. I had to wait 30 years but you know, some things are worth waiting for. That was one of them.



and this


not to mention these two yahoos


this precious babe


and these two


and all of my loved ones surely make my life special. I am very grateful for all that has happened during and to me throughout my life. It has made me a strong and grateful woman. I don't think I would change a thing.


Karen said...

I'm enjoying your trip down memory lane. This was a fun -- I love the idea of you two hanging out at the cemetary! At that age I would've been totally freaked out, but now I think cemetaries are very peaceful, nice places.

It's nice to be able to look back at your life and be grateful for it all, the ups an the downs, isn't it? You're right, it all makes us into the people we're supposed to be.

Scott W said...

I think I would change that hat rack!

That house in No Friendship looks nothing like it did when we lived there.

Trailboss said...

You don't like our deer heads? I like them....the poor babies. I don't however, like the hats on them. But Joe does so ..... choose battles right?

Bill said...

That's a cute house!

Regarding the cemetery, that wasn't the first time that the proximity of death led to thoughts of procreation. Probably an instinctual thang.

Trailboss said...

The house was really neat. It had a basement with a fireplace, main floor with a fireplace and 2 bedrooms and one bath and a dormer upstairs that my brothers shared. Like I said Mom wanted to remodel which would have turned out really nice I think but it didn't happen. It doesn't look anything like it did when we lived there. We had a huge tree with a swing on a branch (that was where I remember So telling me he was gay) and a really cool fence around it. Kinda like the old fences you see in old graveyards. My horses stayed out back in a pasture about 4 acres or so. I would love to have been able to inherit it but it wasn't meant to be. Besides, if that was the case I wouldn't have my place I have now and I love it!