My Creative Mind

My Creative Mind

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Good day, emotional day

After church today we ran by Big Town Hero and picked up turkey, bacon and avocado sandwiches and broccoli cheddar soup...then headed over to see momma. We always take dinner to her on Sunday, a chance to be sure she gets something she likes to eat...she loves soup!!!

Today we FINALLY watched the movie we bought for her a few wks back. Every time she saw an advertizement for RV (Robin Williams, not my favorite person, not my favorite movies) she indicated that she wanted to see that movie but taking her to the theater is not an option so she had to wait until it came out on DVD, Ed promised her he would buy it the day it came out, which he did. So, today we plugged it in and watched it.

Oh my goodness!!!! She laughed and laughed!! A couple of times she laughed so hard she choked herself!!! Good grief!

You see....growing up my parents made sure we were busy on the wknds: we camped, we fished, we rode motorcycles, we swam, we waterskiied, if it involved a campfire and mosquitoes we experienced it at regular intervals. We camped close to home (both Mt Hood and Cannon Beach were only a couple hrs from our childhood home- in opposite directions) and we camped far from home during summerz and other longer vacations (Crater Lake, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Yosemite etc etc). My father worked away from home and momma would pack the camper and have it ready on Friday...daddy would come home and off we would go. Sometimes momma would drive the camper or motorhome to where daddy was working (he worked for the railroad) and we would pick him up and keep going until we reached our campsite.

So, the movie RV was a movie she wanted to see. There were so many things we could relate to from the very beginning of the movie to the end: running over mailboxes to draining the holding tank to driving on roads that were not meant for an RV. Momma laughed when the raccoons were discovered in the oven (??I can't remember anything like that that happened, but don't doubt that it certainly could have), she laughed at the awning being pulled off the side of the motorhome (let's just say as a child we knew when we were about to learn new words!!!), she laughed everytime that dang motorhome started rolling backwards...and cracked up when the line of campers was backed up at the holding tank disposal site.

Oh the memories we shared.

As soon as the movie was over the tears came...and we cried together until Ed joined us, 3 bawl babies in search of kleenex. You see, this is the 2nd anniversary of my daddy's passing. We laughed together, remembered together and then we cried together, then we laughed and remembered and cried some more.
Today momma, Ed and I remembered and missed my daddy.

15 Comments:

At Sunday, September 03, 2006 11:38:00 PM, Blogger quiltpixie said...

glad you were able to sahare some laughs in the midst of the sorrow...

 
At Monday, September 04, 2006 2:06:00 AM, Blogger ForestJane said...

Now I'll have to watch at the library for the DVD to come in. ;)

And those sandwiches sound great, I love avocado on a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, or turkey, mmmm.

 
At Monday, September 04, 2006 3:35:00 AM, Blogger Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Big hugs to you. Sometimes you just need a day of laughter and tears, company of loved ones and good memories. And it sounds like you have lots of happy memories - camping and kids sure do hand in hand!

Cheers!

Evelyn

 
At Monday, September 04, 2006 5:05:00 AM, Blogger Sweet P said...

What a great way to share memories and laugh when times are tough. I grew up camping on weekends too and hadn't thought about them for a while. Thanks for reminding me how much fun camping can be.

 
At Monday, September 04, 2006 8:24:00 AM, Blogger Patti said...

What a wonderful day, and what wonderful memories. Mine are of tent camping, campfires, mosquitoes, rivers, fly fishing and hiking. I feel so sorry for kids who don't get to experience the joy of camping!

 
At Monday, September 04, 2006 8:29:00 AM, Blogger Gail said...

Go ahead and cry - and enjoy such wonderful memories! Dad's are so special.

 
At Monday, September 04, 2006 8:47:00 AM, Blogger Passionate Quilter said...

I'd say you picked a perfect way to remember Daddy--a few tears, a few laughs in fond memories and a few more tears. Glad your mom enjoyed the movie. She probably needed that.

 
At Monday, September 04, 2006 11:41:00 AM, Blogger Rosy said...

God Bless you and your family.

 
At Monday, September 04, 2006 4:31:00 PM, Blogger Melzie said...

I LOVE this post I am glad you were able to smile and laugh as well :) xoxo melzie

 
At Monday, September 04, 2006 7:04:00 PM, Blogger cher said...

what a way to celebrate his memory...good for all of you. hugs

 
At Tuesday, September 05, 2006 7:19:00 AM, Blogger Mama Koch said...

Hugs to you. Aren't you glad you have the memories.

 
At Tuesday, September 05, 2006 6:53:00 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

(((HUGS))) my friend. Good memories often get us thru those hard to face days. And the movie your Mom picked was so appropriate for that day. :-)

 
At Tuesday, September 05, 2006 7:59:00 PM, Blogger Mary said...

There's no better tribute to your dad than being able to share all the great memories you have of him.

 
At Tuesday, September 05, 2006 8:06:00 PM, Blogger Linda_J said...

I can see how it could be an emotional day of ups and downs. Good that you could laugh, joke and also give in to tears though. Your dad will forever like in your hearts.

I almost got that DVD recently--pretty good?

 
At Thursday, September 07, 2006 8:44:00 PM, Blogger Susan H. said...

What a beautiful way to remember your dad! You wll be able to hold those precious memories forever.

 

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