My hubby asked me to take pictures of his father and his mother so that we could send it to our cousins. His father had so much charisma, I never had the pleasure of meeting him, he passed away suddenly, all too soon when my hubby was in his early teens, but through pictures and family stories, I have a wonderful image of him in my mind and I know without a doubt that we would have gotten along famously. He was a brilliant trumpet player who started playing professionally at a very young age. Moreover at the tender age of 17 he played for the Glen Miller Air Force Band as the lead trumpet player. He was in Europe playing for the troops during World War II and then after the war back in the States, he played with the band Sauder & Finnegan. We are so very lucky that we can listen to his music on records and even watch him perform on Youtube. I know that it isn’t the same as having him with us, but I will take whatever I can get.
If you had the opportunity to live a nomadic life, traveling from place to place, would you do it? Do you need a home base? What makes a place “home” to you?
For the past two weeks I have been living out of a traveling bag, spending time on the road with my hubby, and it has been very nice. When I was in my late teens and early twenties, that was precisely what I lived for; the open road and that sense of adventure, never being pinned down for longer than a school year. However when you start work, marriage and a family, the roots that develop keep you anchored and I found that to be a wonderful thing as well.
Now that the babies are grown and starting their own adventures, I see that the nomadic life has once again shown its appeal, the only thing that could get in the way is the latest addition to our family, little Jack, a nomadic life doesn't always agree with a dog but we shall see. Hotels are coming around towards accepting small dogs and Jack is so cute that everyone falls in love with him. So I think that my hubby and I will be spending much more time together going back and forth from one side of the state to the other. On the Road Again, one of my favorite Willie Nelson songs ever.