~ Weekly Photo Challenge – Nostalgia + Skywatch Friday ~

After my father passed in June, my husband and I took a Road Trip Odyssey to favorite places my family had enjoyed in my adolescence, and to visit the cemetery in Wenatchee, Washington, where my maternal grandparents are buried. As we passed this sign, I knew we were almost there.

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Highway 97 driving south toward Wenatchee, Washington – USA

After visiting the cemetery we went to the house my parents had built and where my family lived from 1956-1961. It looks as lovely as I remember it.

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The rest of this summer and into autumn I have been writing about this experience – revisiting places from my childhood and spreading ashes in sacred places. The project has taken much of my time and energy – hence not so many posts here (or responses to your posts). Here are links to some I offered real time when I was at these places – all of which have deep nostalgic value to me.

https://lindylecoq.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/macs-landing-deer-lake-wa/

https://lindylecoq.wordpress.com/2016/07/21/shady-pines-resort-conconully-washington/

https://lindylecoq.wordpress.com/2016/07/23/conconully-by-canoe-wpc-cherry-on-top

/https://lindylecoq.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/wenatchee/

Nostalgia

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9 Responses to ~ Weekly Photo Challenge – Nostalgia + Skywatch Friday ~

  1. from Walt Whitman:

    Nothing is ever really lost, or can be lost,
    No birth, identity, form—no object of the world,
    Nor life, nor force, nor any visible thing;
    Appearance must not foil, nor shifted sphere
    confuse thy brain.
    Ample are time and space—ample the field and
    nature.
    The body, sluggish, aged, cold—the embers left
    from earlier fires,
    The light in the eye grown dim shall duly flame
    again;
    The sun now low in the west rises for mornings
    and for noons continual;
    To frozen clods ever the spring’s invisible land
    returns,
    With grass and flowers and summer fruits and
    corn.

  2. Peter B says:

    I’m sure you must have experienced a flood of emotions and memories. Beautiful Walt Whitman quote!

  3. arv!arv! says:

    I love how you combine two different challenges into one post! you’re so cool!
    And I was posting two separate ones…you are certainly smart 🙂

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