Sunday, April 13, 2008

Memories

These pictures are of the area where Rose and I spent our childhood. Oh, what memories I have of that area. I still go back to the area 3-4 times a year.... it will always be home for me.
When I first moved to Indiana the most difficult thing for me to adjust to was the lack of hills. Indiana is so flat.....at least the norther 2/3 of the state is. However, I believe that happiness comes from within and I adjusted.

In the picture above you can see my older brother and my niece's houses. The picture was taken from the top of a hill just across from my younger brother's house.

The picture above shows the town of Cumberland Gap, TN and the surrounding area. If you look closely you can see where the road (US-25E) enters the mountain. Rose and I lived in the area at the top left side of the picture.

In this picture you can see a railroad towards the bottom of the picture. I walked that railroad every day that I went to school from grades 1 to 12 (rain or shine). For the last 5-6 years I only had to walk about a mile to school but for the first 5-6 years I had to walk around 2 miles. I'd like to know how many rocks I've throw off of that railroad. :) I can't remember if Rose had to walk to school every day. They finally started a bus route by our house but I can't remember whether that was after or before Rose was out of high school.

2 comments:

Rose said...

It was after I was out of school...but I was lucky in that George or Robert drove by the time I was in 8th grade and sometimes gave me a lift home.

Old Wom Tigley said...

What a great post.. the area looks beautiful, and a nice place to grow up.. quiet? it seems it.