Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman





Thursday, June 3, 2010

Nearing the End of Our Trip

Here we are in Northglen. We had lunch at Olive Garden and I'm stealing a bit of time to check in at Barnes & Noble. Just bought the Summer 2010 Somerset Studio Gallery to peruse on the trip home.

My brother-in-law, great niece and her son went to Kansas today to visit his mother who is 97. She hasn't seen her great, great grandson yet. Doug and I are enjoying a day exploring.

We've been going through lots of stuff. Pictures, pictures and more pictures. Again, my camera is in the trunk of the car. I just don't like hauling too many things around. We found the trunk Daddy made in high school and a necklace my sister wore for a school picture that Liz remembers being told it was given to her by her great grandmother, Nellie. Liz carried it in her bouquet when she got married as something borrowed. It is beautiful and I'm guessing might have even come from Nellie's mother. Nobody knows those things anymore. We are just piecing bits and pieces of stories heard and memories together to make the best history we can.

"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" is playing on the intercom. What a beautiful song. I don't know who is singing.

Doug commented on seeing his first prairie dog village today. He is getting a kick out of them. They are everywhere. Maybe we can stop and get some pictures.

In the meantime, I'm trying to keep up with my 30/30 challenge journal and our travel journal. I haven't done any other art. We plan on starting home in the morning so I will be back to working on the prayer flags for Sarah Whitmire's class.

I'll be home in a couple of days and start sharing pictures then.

Hope you all are well. Think about your family stories. Start now so maybe you won't have the problems me are having in fitting things together.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Rita, so glad you are finding a little arting time in the midst of your travels. Can't wait to see your photos and hear more. Piecing bits together doesn't sound as tho' its very easy. I love the story of the necklace. Penny x

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  2. Sounds like you have some wonderful family heirlooms!!

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  3. I'm glad to hear you are having a wonderful time, Rita! If you get a picture of a prairie dog village, please share--I've never seen such a thing.

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