Sunday Drive – Part 2

We could have just driven back home the way we had come and probably should have, but we decided to take a more scenic route.  By scenic route, I mean we took a road to nowhere.  Once we got away from the main highway, I don’t think I saw a home or anything that resembled a place where a home had been for several miles along the long gravel road.  It was pleasant though.  The kids didn’t argue or fight.  They just sat there with their hands out the windows looking.  Just looking.  It was a nice Sunday Drive.

There's a storm coming...Middle of nowhere   Water tower near Sand Hill Cemetery

I screamed out loud when I saw this as we were trying to find a place to turn around, “Ahhh!  It’s says Billy Bob loves Charlene!  In John Deere Green!”  Does anyone get that but me?  I had to do a little editing to obscure the profanity that apparently “Charlene’s” husband had written about “Billy Bob”.

Worn stoneA old friend...

This was the reason we took the scenic route home.  We ran into someone we hadn’t seen in years while having a bite to eat at the lake.  He asked if we’d heard about an old friend who had recently passed.  We said we had and that we’d attended the visitation.  He said he hadn’t been able to bring himself to attend either the visitation or the funeral, but he’d been out to the cemetery.  We didn’t have to take the long gravel road to get to Sand Hill Cemetery, but we both needed that time to prepare.  We hadn’t spoken to him in several years.  He was younger than we are and that’s hard enough to wrestle with, but knowing that our differences can never be overcome is even harder. 

It’s a secluded cemetery located on either side of a not very used road.  Many of the stones were from the 1800’s.  It was shaded, quiet, peaceful…Family plotOn our way home...

6 comments

  1. I tried so hard to leave a comment yesterday- but the machine was much smarter than the master... You take the PURDIEST pictures!!! And, if you want something fun and CHEAP to do this weekend- come swim with us!!

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  2. :)What do you mean "this weekend"? I'm already there! LOL! One of Neil's baseball buddies is having a party at the public pool in Morgantown on Saturday from 12-5 and then Sunday is Father's Day, Monday is Holiday world, Tuesday is the Little League End of Season party at the public pool in Morgantown... uh, how's the 27th looking?!? ;)

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  3. Hey- come tomorrow!!! :-P (or today- K has a softball game but you are welcome anytime!)

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  4. I think you already know this BUT.... Mi casa, Su casa.. or something like that....lol

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  5. Your pictures always make me miss Kentucky!! I fought to get out of there. Now I can't wait to come back. I love those drives. You can't do that much on an island as small as this one! :'(

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  6. Sunday drives are awesome! Sorry it took a melancholy turn for awhile. I almost choked on my coffee when I saw the whole Billy Bob/Charlene thing! Only in Kentucky! Well, probably Tennessee, too. Oh yeah, I'm getting a little tired of saying this, but you guys can always come over here for a little daytrip. We have a pool, a BIG backyard, volleyball/badminton, and KITTENS! We could also visit the newly modeled mini-cathedral, Shakertown Inn, the antique shop, the "bee-guy" (I forgot his name) and maybe get some honey, go to a lady's house and buy some farm fresh eggs, show the kids the calves that are housed next door, etc.

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