Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Halloween Memory

I'm reaching back to the late 1970s for this memory.

One Halloween Day a beautiful good witch came to call on me, escorted by a handsome hippie.

That's my Mama and Daddy there!

They were on their way to a party at my sister's.

Why wasn't I going to the party?

I was home with this little boy who wasn't quite old enough to go trick-or-treating.

This good witch left some red lipstick on Zack.

She'll be celebrating her 92nd birthday next week.

Her charming rascally hippie has gone on to his heavenly home, but would you like to wish the first Dewena a happy 92nd birthday?

Thank you!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Home to Tennessee

A year ago today my post led off with this picture:

I wrote in that post of the joy of clipping berries and wildflowers for our home in Valley View. [here]

Less than 6 months later we had moved from our 1920 Tennessee valley farmhouse to Pointe Vedra Beach, Florida.

Some of you who were slightly dubious of the wisdom of this will not be surprised to learn what I've been doing the past week....

Once again I'm packing up our bits and pieces because R.H. and I are moving back to Tennessee.

I could write pages here about why but since it's been almost two months since I've last posted here, it's probably best just to test the waters and see if I still have any visitors left at the Window.

A big thank you to so many of you who checked on me when Hurricane Matthew visited us! And yes, we did evacuate, to Destin, Florida.

Our daughter and son-in-law took both sets of their parents safely away and we returned two days later as soon as the bridges were open to the island. To very little damage in our own neighborhood but Matthew sure did his best to tear up Christy and Bryan's beautiful yard.

Florida has been a lovely place to visit, but it has just not been home. Put plain and simple, R.H. and I miss living in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Our family in Tennessee will be searching for a place for us to live, and I'll keep you updated as we know more. Prayers would be appreciated so much!

I'm missing out on my favorite season in Tennessee, Autumn, but if we could be home for Christmas it would be lovely.

Everyone should be home for Christmas, don't you think?