Tuesday, September 7, 2010

You Can't Go Home Again.............

It's been ten months since my parents were forced to move from the home my Grandparents built because of a mudslide...Ten months of stress, aggravation and just plain miserable homesickness for them...Their not happy in the home their at right now and are looking for something closer to family....closer to home....Change has been very hard on them....I hadn't been back to what use to be my childhood home since the last truck load of furniture was moved back in December...We went to see them over Labor Day, and it was time to wonder back to the place that I've called home since I was three...A lot has changed in ten months....The gas company that was responsible for the mudslide, bulldozed the house down and took it to a bio-hazard waste dump because of the mold....There is no home place...I wonder if they knew all the memories they were tearing down, or even if they cared who's heart was breaking.....Most of the flowers my Mama planted along the edge of the yard are still blooming, they just look lonely and confused.....That gnarly old walnut tree we used to climb is full of walnuts...And so is the chestnut and the apple trees, but all you see is apples scattered on the ground, with no one to pick them...My brother says several deer and a bear are enjoying them....


Everything looked so much smaller to me this time....It looked so sad and lonely.....Time goes go on and so will life....But another Fall of packing boxes and moving furniture is in store for them.

11 comments:

Country Dreaming said...

This sounds like such a hard thing for you--my prayers go out o you and your family.
I suppose time does help but....
Good Luck.

Melinda

Lois Evensen said...

Goodness, so much sadness. I am so sorry. I hope a new happiness can be built through the love of family and memories of happy times.

Hugs,
Lois

Susan said...

A very poignant post...it must have been a very difficult day for you. I remember seeing the lot where our summer cottage once stood ...it was tiny, but the memories were huge.

The Real Me! said...

That is so sad my friend. I'm so sorry! What a horrible thing to happen. I pray that they can recover quickly and make some new memories to be cherished without forgetting the old!
HUGS
Kim

LindainNCtoo said...

You have the memories that THEY can't take away.

Lost in the 70's said...

Neither have I been back since January! It isn't home little sister and never will be. When I walked the grounds I found it hard to imagine things the way they once were. Your photo's tell the story words cannot. Rob

Linda said...

So sad for you and for the family. I have some similar feelings after losing my husbands folks and their home that we all gathered in for so many wonderful years together.

We go to their town to see other family...but it will never be the same and it makes me sad everytime!

Prayers for you.
Linda

Shug said...

My heart is heavy for them because I know they must really feel out of place. I am such a sentimental person. Maybe someone can dig the flowers and move them to the place that they will be. Older people have their past to dream about each day and I hope that they will be able to focus on the sweet memories they once had there.
Hugs,
Shug

Anonymous said...

Good Evening My Love! Tried to call the folks this morning but, no answer. Are they moving for sure. Did they finally buy that house? It gets easier to look and see a house or place and not see home. I now see my mom & dad's house and know that Judy and her family have built a life there. I was two when we moved there. Hope your mom and dad find a way to create new memories and not just live off the old. The best part that made that house a home was the laughter, tears and joy in it. The biggest parts of those memories are still alive and making more memories, you, Robert, Gary, and all the grandbabies. There's still more to come. Too much to keep looking back!!!! Head up, eyes twinkling and big smile will take you to the next memory. Love you always!!!!!

Andora said...

That is so sad...my home place has been dozed to,so I have no old place to go visit...I hope things will get better for you and your parents....may God bless you all my friend!!!!

septembermom said...

It must be so difficult for you and your family. I can't imagine all the memories flooding in at once. I'll pray that it gets easier for all of you.