Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Nostalgia & Reminiscing

Well, it's about time I finally post to this blog... smile.  
The past few weeks for me have been overwhelmingly busy.  

It was a bittersweet decision, but after several years I recently closed my antique booths.  It was emotionally and physically exhausting.  Over the past few years I've taken several treasure hunt road trips and have made awesome friends!


This guy was a hoot!  We meet him and his family along the Highway 36 flea market run in 2010.  Dee, me and our fellow road buddies (see 2nd photo below) had competition tasks on our treasure hunt.  Dee & I were on one team.  We told this guy we were looking for odd things... can you guess what this was?  Maybe not as the photo is blurry.

This is "wood eye, wood eye"
Would I love to help you was his response while wearing a disc of wood over each of his eyes - there always fun people to stop and share with along the way! 

It's a lousy picture of both my sister Dee & me, but we always had fun road trips.  This is us the morning of what may be our last road trip... the 2010 Highway 36 flea market run trip just weeks before Dee was thrown from a horse breaking her neck, back and shattering her left knee.  After months of hospitalizations, nursing home, physical therapy and lots of answered prayers, Dee can walk and has gone from a wheelchair to occasionally using a walking cane.  We are so thankful!

Here are my 2010 Highway 36 flea market run buddies - Julie, Randy, Dee, Cindy & Gerald...
can you say
"good times!"

Oh, BTW, Dee & I WON the competitions!! 

 This was my last road trip with my mom and sister Dee in the Fall of 2005 as mom passed away in June 2006.  In our earlier road trips, mom often traveled with us.  Such fond memories.

I guess I'm feeling a bit nostalgic since closing down my antique booths.  I am thankful for all the memories and friendships given to me through my antiquing journey.  Thanks for journeying down a small path of those memories with me.


  1. I would have loved to travel to find good junk with you...looks like a blast... so what are u gonna do with all ur fabulous junk now that u have no booth?????

  2. Oh, you had so much fun, I can tell. What wonderful memories! Please don't stay sad for long. You can still go junking! Lots of hugs.