I'm about to leave home for a few weeks, but first I
get to join in Claudia's Saturday fun blog party
over at Mockingbird Hill Cottage, one of my favorite
blogs for several years.
Participants are challenged each week to show one
favorite thing which she/he really enjoys in life.
It can be just about ANYTHING, no holds barred, and there
are no complicated rules and regulations, thanks Claudia!
This is the cover of my much treasured vintage travel brochure, circa 1963, depicting my home town in Devon, England. What could be a more favorite thing than something pertaining to HOME!
Leaving home and crossing the pond almost 50 years ago was the biggest step of my young life. I was 18 and in search of adventure. I had no money for travel, but I was young, perhaps a tad foolish, and able to work, so working abroad was the only way. My parents encouraged me to go which made it easier to leave. I arrived in Washington, D.C., got my Green Card, was working as a secretary within the week, and planned to stay a year before heading back home again!
Fast forward.......worked, met Paula, met and married Bob, raised a family, and went home again to England many times as a visitor, but never to live. Regrets, few, America has been good to me, but England will always be my true home. I often turn the pages of this old brochure. The photos show my hometown as it was when I was growing up. Do I still get homesick? Yes, I most certainly do!
Stop over at Claudia's blog, Mockingbird Hill Cottage,
and join in the first fun
Saturday A Favorite Thing.
I may be absent for a few weeks if I can't get Internet
on the ship in Australia, but I'll be
back before you know it!