Monday, June 13, 2011

Sentimental Journey

The house I grew up in, Lexington, Mass.  My bedroom is to the right of the front door.

The famous Lexington Minuteman and the Battle Green behind him.

The path leading to the beach we spent our summers going to.

A beautiful garden in Rockport.

The beautiful harbor at Rockport.

I've always loved these stairs leading to one of my favorite houses at the beach.

Sharon looking for shells.  They don't have too many in Arizona!

Toby enjoying a small scoop of Kimball Farm's ice cream with jimmies, known as sprinkles in the midwest.  You might wonder if there are any beads in this post, after all, my blog is called Bead Inspired.  The pair of earrings that Toby is wearing are a few large rings that I bought as a set at Findings and put an earring finding on.  They quickly disappeared from my ears to Toby's and now I have to make a set for Sharon and another one for me!

The first post on this blog was from a visit to my hometown, Lexington, Mass.  I visited there again this past week, mainly to visit my father's grave on what would have been his 77th birthday.  My 2 sisters joined me and talk about going home...we really did.  We visited the house we grew up in, our elementary school, the Battle Green, Michelson's shoe store (now made famous in the movie The Fighter), Bedford Farms ice cream...and on and on.


Carol said...

Sad reason to go home, but great for you to be with your sisters. Didn't you love living by the beach!! I sure did. I went every day it was sunny starting in April right up to mid September. Oh, skip school? ME? MOI?

Beautiful pics.
xx, Carol

spopod said...

Looks like it was a nice trip down memory lane! I'm sure you shared stories about your Dad during your time with your sisters. Nice earrings Too!