I've not had time to check out this web site until now. Since the reunion, seems like I've been out of town more than at home! In May I spent a few days in Maine and between then and now I've been in PA and VA quite a lot. I just came back from a week in Asheville, NC with a friend who lived in Sarasota the same time I did. We had a blast seeing the sights as well as the shops - and our yakking was echoing from the mountains around us, I'm sure.
Grace and Murray - your posts jogged a lot of memories for me! I used to sit under the quilt when Grammy was quilting, Grace - don't remember doing anything as useful as threading needles! The quilt made a fabulous tent!
And I had my moments driving Pappy, too - I used to drive him to the Quakertown Farmer's Market via 309 and I still remember how he'd twist in his seat and glare at any motorist who would DARE to pass us!! He'd yell at me to step on it so the other driver would have to drop back. I don't mind if other drivers pass me, but I've been told I have a heavy foot - inherited from Pappy Metz?
Many other moments to remember - going with Pop (my dad) to Lansdale in the meat truck, sitting by the door that was open, feeling free as the breeze coming through that door -
Grace, I remember when you and Russell were born - while we were still, all of us, living in that big old house. You and your parents moved out first, and then we moved to Bergey. I can still see little Russell standing on the pavement, watching us leave, and I can still feel the sadness I felt at leaving because he and I played together a lot - I think he was one of the few playmates I had until I was 9 - when we moved to Bergey and I became a happy member of the neighborhood "Gang", made up of the Halteman and Guntz kids (they were all cousins).
OK, enough for now - I'm supposed to be working! By the way I've been named co-manager of the Potter's House Bookservice and am enjoying that responsibility a lot.