Tattered Past

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Remember When: The Bee Tree

I will soon be heading to Washington to visit my daughter and her family.
One of the things I look forward to most is morning walks with my two grandsons. The most important part of that walk is passing under "The Bee Tree."

This is actually a vine that has grown up around a utility pole. It is gorgeous. It buzzes with bees so we have to approach it cautiously.
The boys crouch down and walk very quietly and slowly until they are just past the "tree" and then fairly burst with energy on the other side. We have never been bothered by any bees; they are far to interested in all those blooms.
The boys know that when the "bee tree" blooms it is getting to be time for Grammy to visit. When I talked the Alex the other day I asked about the bee tree and he said it is blooming. He also said that that means walks and "YARD SALES!"
That's my boy.
I'll be doing posts along the way as "Flat Stanley" and I head North.
Stay Tuned.
Memoir Prompts:
Do you and your kids or grand kids have a special place or memory?
What other country would you like to visit? Why?
Who was your Fifth Grade teacher?
Do you have any special cards or letters you have saved over the years?
What author would you most like to have lunch with?
What is your favorite summer pastime?
Who was your first television personality crush?