Friday, August 12, 2016

“It is always sad when someone leaves home, unless they are simply going around the corner and will return in a few minutes with ice-cream sandwiches.” 
― Lemony SnicketHorseradish

This is dedicated to my grandparents Hiatt.  They have moved to a lovely retirement community just around the corner from my own house after living in the same home for 45 or so years.  Its a beautiful home it encases many of my fondest memories as a little girl. Swinging in the old tree swing, playing the toys my grandma kept from my mother's childhood, the purple room- yes i mean the room is head to toe purple, learning to play the piano ( for all of 3 months), being read countless stories there, getting sick and having to stay over while my grandma made an amazing Slim Fast shake. ( I mean seriously she did the ice just perfect so it was just a little slushy), being highly over paid to do odd jobs there for both Grandma and Grandpa, having little lunches over there with my kids as they have already started getting older, knowing there was always love behind the suggestions they gave me as we sat around the table.

That is just a tip of the iceberg on the memories of what I will love about that place. I'm so excited that grandma and grandpa are entering the Ice cream sandwich stage of life. They have earned it! Even more important I realize that the memories of what I felt there will never leave me. The house will be passed on to someone new, someone new will get a chance to make some memories there, but the memories we have made we get to take with us forever.