Friday, April 15, 2011

Distance ...............

I am joining Colorado Lady and  Lisa-Jo  in the Five Minute Friday posts.  I may not get a chance to do this every Friday, but I think it's a really great idea. 
Here is what Lisa-Jo/aka gypsymama says about this challenge.
Friday, time to crack open the chocolate ice cream and unscripted version of beautiful you!
Got five minutes? Let’s write. Let’s finger paint with words
Let’s just write and not worry if it’s just right or not. Here’s how to play along:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat for pure unedited love of the written word.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in {you can grab the button in my right side bar}
3. Go leave some comment props for the five minute artist who linked up before you {and if you love us, consider turning off word verification for the day to make it easier for folks to say howdy}
It’s a great way to catch your breath at the end of a long week.


                   
So here goes.  This week's topic is ON DISTANCE............

When I think of distance, the first thing that comes to my mind is how far it is to my daughters' homes.  Two of them live about 900 miles away, the other has just moved much closer than the ACROSS THE COUNTRY distance where she used to live.  She's just one state over now.  When someone asks me where they live, I usually name the states they live in, but I almost always then tell them that it takes about 15 hours to get to the two up in the NE.  It should only take about 5 hours or so to visit the other daughter, now.
Not only are our daughters and their spouses this far away, but also our 7 grandchildren.  It is very hard to have them so far away, but.............
Distance is not the same now, that it used to be.  Now, with computers and cell phones, the girls and their families are only a text message, phone call, web hook up away.  It is easier to travel now than it used to be.
I often think of the moms and dads who waved goodbye to their children who were traveling to the Great West in search of a new and better life.  These folks were most likely traveling by wagon train and would probably never return to see their families back home.  The parents probably never saw their children again.  They may have gotten mail on occasion, but it would have been very outdated by the time it reached them from across the country.  They more than likely never saw their grandchildren.
That was a fast five minutes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have actually made myself a top that I think I'm going to like.  I made it by draping the fabric on my dressform.  I didn't have a pattern, well, I did use a top that I already had to start out with.  I will try to post photos tomorrow.  My husband has had to use his camera for his real estate job, and I haven't had use of it.

5 comments:

sewing spots said...

Nice post!

I know the feeling about loss of camera--my oldest dd is always running off with mine, too. Glad you have finished a top for yourself! Can't wait to see pictures.

Needled Mom said...

Great job and an interesting read.

Dharma said...

Oh, Julia I am stop start writer. I would not have many sentences in five minutes!! It takes me forever to write report card comments for my students.
You encourage me to take a challenge and give it a try!!

Kim said...

I am horrible at writing- but this is a fun challenge. I think I may do it in my journal since I don't think I'm brave enough to share my writing :) Very nice post Julia- makes me think of how lucky we are today with technology. My family is only a 2 hour car drive away- but that would have been a lot longer back in the day too.

beebayonline said...

great blog! Glad I found you! Very interested in old Roosevelt Field


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