Hi Bloggy Friends!
I had a little extra Thanksgiving footage that I just had to share with you. Whenever a holiday comes around one of the first people I call is my grandmother, I call her Mamaw. She is quite a character and I always love chatting with her. She can be so funny on the telephone. When I was in high school my friends would make me call her just so they could hear her talkin' away. We usually like to sing together, especially when Christmas comes around, but this year she just wasn't having any Christmas carols yet. She was being a diva I guess!
I love her so much, she is definitely one thing that I am most thankful for in my life. One of my fondest memories of her was when I was a senior in high school. She grew up on a farm in Lancaster called "The Rice Farm." They didn't grow rice, I guess someone once owned it named Mr. Rice. Anyways, she still goes out to The Rice Farm to take hikes and explore the valleys where she grew up. It is one of her favorite things to do. But, this particular year she took my brother and I out walking with her once each month of that year so that we could see for ourselves the vast changes that took place throughout all the seasons. There were certainly days that she had to drag us out of bed to hike, but we did it and I am enormously glad that I did. She led us down secret passages, sang us songs from her childhood and shared countless stories that she has collected over the years. She knew just when every particular bird would fly in or out for the season - and could even distinguish them by their calls. Those twelve hikes were twelve of the most fantastic days of my life. These are moments that I will cherish in my heart for as long as it beats.
Enjoy my little conversation with Mamaw and the little extra piece of footage I have at the end from the land around The Green Valley Inn. Oh! HERE are some pictures we took that afternoon, too!
I love you, Bloggy Friends!
Today's song is one of Mamaw's favorites:
The Carter Family
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