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Going HOME..............

Sunday, November 04, 2012

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.
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EUPHRATES 11/12/2012 1:44AM

    I didn't realize you'd been a CNA! Now we have even more in common!!! :) (I absolutely love my job and adore 'my' residents)
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GRACEANAQAH 11/8/2012 10:26PM

    I loved going down Memory Lane with you Nimsy! emoticon That is such a beautiful town!

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 11/8/2012 6:39AM

    Very cool to go home. There's no place like home. Are you still looking at houses?

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MONETRUBY 11/7/2012 9:15PM

    That was lovely! I think it is so special that so many of your family members went to/are now going to the same school. What a special connection, and very rare these days, it seems.

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HOLLYM48 11/6/2012 4:32PM

    Fun! I felt like a kid again as I went down memory lane with you. Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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-SEVEN- 11/6/2012 1:50PM

    How nice of you to share, Nims... just wonderful. I feel like I was there. emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/6/2012 11:49AM

    Love all the beautiful pics and the trip with you. It sounds like you had a great childhood and close family. I agree that you can go home sometimes, however, I don't think I could ever live where I grew up again. I've just changed too much to be comfortable there.

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MBSAENZ 11/6/2012 11:14AM

    Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing... emoticon

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GOPINTOS 11/5/2012 5:50PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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VK2Z10 11/5/2012 11:52AM

    looks like a GORGEOUS place to live.

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VONBLACKBIRD 11/5/2012 11:33AM

    Wow Nims thanks for sharing the photos...how much fun..but think Archie looks like a hen to me...

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CASEYTALK 11/5/2012 7:20AM

    What a lovely place! Thank you for sharing. The house your grandfather built looks absolutely charming.



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NBARNES 11/4/2012 7:07PM

    Well, how fun was that. Love looking at pictures so this was like a little mini-vaca for me too = thanks for sharing.

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A-NEW-TARA 11/4/2012 6:29PM

    What a lovely visit home. Thank you for sharing your trip with all of us. I'm glad things are great with mom now that she had the surgery.

Have a beautiful Sunday!
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GOOZLEBEAR 11/4/2012 3:20PM

    Thank you so much for sharing a part of your life with us. The pictures and blog were awesome!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-COURT- 11/4/2012 3:08PM

    It is so neat to go back and see your old stomping ground. Thx for the pix.

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JUST_ALICIA 11/4/2012 3:04PM

  Really great pictures. I loved the rooster following you around... bet there could be a story in that. Loved the tour.
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RD03875 11/4/2012 2:47PM

    Very nice, thanks for sharing

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SILVER1369 11/4/2012 2:24PM

    Thanks for sharing! Beautiful! Glad you were with your Mom.

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JILLIEWILLIE1 11/4/2012 2:24PM

    Very nice pictures of your home town. I think the house your G-pa build is lovely. I have several "home" towns. We moved to 4 different states when I was growing up. I often envied people that were born in the same place they graduated high school. That sense of belonging. Thanks for sharing.

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ARNETTELEE 11/4/2012 2:01PM

  Glad you had some time to spend with mom....

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