As I stated in my last post, after a twelve hour drive, we ended up in Bothwell, Mississippi at my cousins house to stay a few days.
In a previous post I told a story about my Aunt Sammie and how, as a kid, I loved going to her house in the country. She had dogs and cats, cows and chickens and plenty of land for a young girl to explore. But the thing I loved most about Aunt Sammie’s house was her boys, Rodney, Ikey and Jeffery.
I grew up an only child…no brothers…no sisters, and the boys didn’t have a sister so in the summer when I would come for a visit we fit together like peanut butter and jelly, like coke and peanuts, like cookies and milk…well, you get the idea. Those summers spent with them in the country are some of my fondest memories.
Time goes by. Things change. People grow up and move away…now fast forward a few years….um let’s say…35 years and that brings us to today. After a restful nights sleep I woke up at Ikey house to the smell of bacon and eggs. Ahhhh, I was home!
We drove around the countryside a bit, went to the seminary to see uncle Mock and Aunt Sammie’s resting place…oh how I miss them. Then Ikey took me to the little country store for a special treat. Coke and peanuts!
When we got back home Beth had prepared a wonderful country home cooked meal with fresh peas, cream corn, potatoe salad, ham and corn bread. It was delicious!
He took everybody for a spin…a fast spin…reportadly upwards to 120 MPH…I’m not real sure about that or who I should I believe because the Byrd boys tend to say whatever will get me riled up. Needless to say, I didn’t know about the whole 120 MPH thing until it was all over and the kids came back in with a “oh dude that was so awesome” look on their face.
Day two of my vacation was just what the doctor ordered. Family, food, fun, laughter, reminiscing, and oh…did I mention love? Because I do love the Byrd boys! Stay tuned for Homeward bound day 3.
Thanks for reading! I love you more that coke and peanuts!