It was a rainy day.
It's been so long since it has rained that we didn't complain too much.
We were just soggy.
I woke Caitlin up singing,"You're a Grand Ol' Flag"
I feel she was less than appreciative.
Tori made a Jello dessert.
And we were off to Granny's house.
the same as last year
and the year before
I love being at Granny's house.
I love the way everyone just walks in and no one even looks up when the doorbell rings.
I love the way we are never sure who is related by blood and who has been around so long they are family by default.
Everyone has at least two names they go by.
Everyone has a couple of kids that aren't' theirs tagging along.
A few faces are missing around the table
so we hug a little harder when we say goodbye.
Papa's empty chair....
BK's excitement over the fireworks....
We miss them but in the gentle way you miss someone who was well-loved, so there are no regrets.
So listen with me , this woman who is tired of seeing condos built on beaches I've played on all my life....
My favorite verse of
"This Land is Your Land"
As I was walking that golden highway
I saw a sign that said "private property"
But on the other side
It didn't say nothin
This land was made for you and me"
All Y'all be independent,now!