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HOME IS. . .

on October 22, 2009

 I’ve lived here in Washington State (on the west–“wet” side) for 70 years.  But in my first seven years I lived in a place called Chula in the state of Missouri.

I still remember that place, it’s sounds and feelings– the slap of screen doors; slam and rumble of thunder; sleepy whisper of fan cooled air; squirting squish of teat squeezed milk filling a bucket; creak and shriek of a pump handle; tree -dark shade, speckled with sparks of sunlight;  the squeaky rip of corn husks and pop of snapped beans;   the startling brillance of fall leaves; the shivering chilliness of snow filled air. . . .

I’ve returned several times, reuniting with memories and it remains a place I still call “home”.


One response to “HOME IS. . .

  1. This is great descriptive writing! Wonderful memories vividly expressed!

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