Recently I went to my home town where my Mom still lives to be with her for a surgery she was having *she had a skin cancer removed from her nose and all is GR8) and when I got there she was still working so I went to take a few pictures of some of the places I grew up with in my life. So here is my virtual tour of my home town.
Driving home I could see Queen Wilhelmena mountain ahead of me. Our town of Mena is named after this Queen.
The trees were really starting to change and put on their purddy leaves.
This is a beautiful creek I pass in Y City (yes that is the name) about 24 miles to go.
These are also some beautiful rocks there that a tree is growing right out of.
This is the house I grew up in, my grandpa (on my Mom's side) built this house from the ground up and those are all Arkansas natural rock that we collected for years to finish the back side of the house. He was a wonderful carpenter and the inside was all wood floors and so beautiful.
These are two silver Maple trees that were planted when the house was built (my grandpa built this house before my Mom was born and they all grew up in it, we moved in when my grandpa moved to town. Me and my brothers climbed these trees our whole lives always to the very tip top.
This is the house my grandpa moved into when he moved into town. It had a tiny rent house out back and that helped supplement his income after he retired. My grandma had already passed away.
This is the house that my Mom lives in now.
This is the elementary school that my Mom went to, all my brothers and I went to as well, my nephews & niece and now my great nephews go there. Louise Durham Elementary School and now some of my class mates are teachers there.
This is Rich Mountain Manor nursing home where I had my first real job (after being a roller skating car hop at Sonic) as a CNA and when I moved back to town in 1994 the same Adm Vesta Rhodes hired me and sent me to school to be an Activity Director.
After my tour I met my brother Mitch for lunch and he needed to pick up some lumber. Off we went to the lumber yard............where I met Archie the guard rooster. He fell in love with me and followed me everywhere..................if you know me you know I am scared to DEATH of birds, chickens, anything with wings..........well the owner assured me that he would not ATTACK me and he did not, he was a well mannered rooster.
After this I met Mom and we went out to dinner as well and then home to get a good nights sleep so we could drive to her appt which was about 140 miles or so away in Hot Springs.
So you see you really can go home.............I hope you enjoyed my ride down memory lane.