Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday - G is for "Going Away"

Ok class, time to report to Mrs. Matlock's room and turn in our essays for Alphabe-Thursday. This week we are to write about the letter G.

Mrs. Matlock, I promise to behave this week. Muse and I are very sorry for disrupting class last week. But we were just giddy to be in the same class!

This week, G is for "Going Away". 3 weeks ago, I received a message from my cousin asking if we were attending a family wedding. At the time, I really didn't think we would be able to attend because of some major upheavals that are going on in our lives right now. But my DH (and this is why he is a dear) said that we should attend. My Aunts and Uncles are not getting any younger, and I haven't seen some of my cousins in 30 years. He said I would be sad if the next time I saw everyone was at a funeral. That thought galvanized me into action!

In order to take the time off for the trip, I had to bribe the boss. So I offered to get him a six pack of a specialty beer that is brewed in Mississippi!

So, bright and early Friday morning we will gas up the car and hit the road. This is my family on my father's side. I've had to make a chart for Cait - our family has more forks than a restaurant and she didn't want to embarrass herself not knowing who was who. I told her that I wasn't going to recognize some of the people either, but you know how college girls are - so darn serious!

We are going to Columbus, Mississippi. I can't wait to take pictures! There are some gorgeous antebellum homes downtown. In fact, second only in number to Natchez.



Tennessee Williams Home and Interpretive Center. The home also serves as the Mississippi Welcome Center.

Credit: Columbus, MS Convention and Visitors Bureau


I also want to visit my grandparents farm. The old home place has long since been torn down, but the farm is still there and my cousin Charles runs it now.


There are also several famous "haunted" sites in Columbus. So maybe I'll bring back a picture of a ghost!


I apologize in advance if I don't comment on everyone's post right away. I have no idea what kind of internet service we will have. But I promise to visit everyone when we get back!

Now make sure to stop by Jenny Matlock's to read all the wonderful essays on the letter G.

50 comments:

Debbie said...

Awesome G post!!~ Enjoy your time down memory lane, it sounds fantastic! I love the black and white photos!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Be safe and have a wonderful trip.

James said...

Have a great time. I look forward to seeing your pictures. Maybe you will even see some interesting things on the way there too.

Carol said...

Have a fun and safe trip...I posted something about Mississippi too....weird! But my Grandma lived in Columbia, Mississippi....weirder!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Greetings, Kat! Go have some fun and Get lots of pics! Family Get-togethers are always Great! Lol have a wonderful visit with your family!...hugs...Debbie

mrs. c said...

I have family in Meridian, I adore Mississippi! have a great time. I don't know about you but the more the wine flows the bigger the tall tales!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Have fun Kathy! So glad you are able to go and visit fasmily and see so many great sights! Safe travels!
♥ Pat

Jenny said...

Just for this line along "more forks then a restaurant" your G post would G arner an A.

But for sharing all the fun and excitement of seeing your family in this delicious G post you definitely deserve your A+.

Travel safe. Can't wait to see the ghostly pictures!

The Muse said...

FIRST: safe travels :)
now, headed back to the farm?
oh, how wonderful!! and your cousin runs it? now what does he raise?
we need to see you working on the farm!

good thing ms jenny is nice ... lol...my detention was short... (wink) lol :)

and yes, ms j has the line that grabbed me...lol
so you branch out on the old family tree, do you?

well, could be worse...it could be one straight line! LOL LOL

Pondside said...

Have a great road trip!
You're sure to have some good stories after having a good climb up the family tree!

xinex said...

This would really be a fun trip for all of you, Kat. I wish you could come and visit me too. The place sounds really interesting. Enjoy the visit!..Christine

Jo said...

Have a wonderful trip ... and i loved the line "more forks than a restaurant" ... to funny!

My name is PJ. said...

I hope you have the best time....maybe you'll Get to see a Ghost!!!

diane said...

Sounds like you are in for lots of fun. Keep safe on the road. looking forward to more photos of the area.

Mumsy said...

Have a safe trip, and a fun time. Looking forward to your pictures.

Julie Schuler said...

Have a good trip.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Going away sounds wonderful. Enjoy your family and have a safe trip.

Amy said...

What a great post.. I love all of the pictures. I host along with another blogger a Family Fridays this would be a great post to share if you want to come back by for that..

Have a great day.

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Family is GREAT!

Happy TT!
Happy WW!
Happy AT!
Happy March!

hugs
shakira

SHE IS NO LONGER ALONE

OUR KOREAN CATS

GREEN

G IS FOR GLAMOROUS

Lois said...

Have a wonderful time! Your family tree sounds like mine on my Dad's side anyway. My widowed great grandmother with 10 kids married my widowed great grandfather who already had 10 kids too and created a very blended family. I even have some cousins who are married to each other (so yes I guess I am truly from the south, but I digress). Can't wait to see your pictures!

5thsister said...

Have a Grand Getaway at the Gathering of Good family and friends.

Riet said...

What a lovely post and have a GOOD time.

Screaming Meme said...

You will have fun! Yay! I'm Meme from Screaming Meme...It is so nice to meet you! If you get a chance, stop in and say Hello! Meme

Deb said...

Good for you..be careful leaving Georgetown...Gonna have a Great time...Give lots of hugs I'm sure...Get lots of photos..we hope...Have fun Girlfriend...Great G post...

laterg8r said...

love the beer bribe - great post :D

Anna said...

Lovely post. Thanks for sharing about your family. Hope you have a safe trip and that "Going away" is followed by a safe and happy "Homecoming".
Best wishes,
Anna

lissa said...

hope you have safe journey

thanks for your visit to my alphabe-thursday

GardenofDaisies said...

Your DH is a wise man! Have a great time with your family at the wedding!

Amy said...

How fun to attend a family wedding! And to get to visit so many wonderful places while your there...awesome! I'd love to hear about your visit to your grandparents farm. Be safe!

Stine in Ontario said...

Sounds like an exciting adventure! You sure have a great husband to encourage you to go!

Brenda said...

I always love love your
alphabe-thurday stories. This one is great as always. Love the pictures you included.

MrsJenB said...

Have a great trip! Can't wait to see pictures of those homes, you'd better post some! :-) And a ghost, if you see one....oooooooh!!

Christy said...

sounds wonderful!!! have a Great trip.

Sarah said...

Travel safely and have a grand time. I'll look forward to the photos. I agree, spend time with family and friends now rather than later.

Melissa Miller said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip Kathy! Love the welcome center.
Very pretty!

Viki said...

I know you'll have a great time. Be safe.

Melinda Cornish said...

Have a Great time and I am Glad that you Get to Go! melinda

Monica said...

Wow, have a Great trip!!

Steph said...

Glad you get to go. Love the home and the graveyard. Hope you get time to explore. The photo of your grandparent's is wonderful.

easternsparkle said...

Hope you had a great get away - look forward to seeing the photos!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Kat, I hope you have a wonderful time at your wedding! I am missing one, but it can't be helped. Sigh. Take lots and lots of pictures. You're right. Mississippi is beautiful, and they know how to party!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Kathleen said...

Hi K, hope you are having a good time..
Great G post..ghosts??oooooh!

Catherine said...

Great G post ... have a wonderful get away!

Amy said...

Have a wonderful time. Your husband is a very smart guy and your boss isn't too hard to bribe. I like the picture of your grandparents!

The Muse said...

Sending you some LOVE :)

happily retired gal said...

Hope you have a GRAND time ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Bits-n-Pieces said...

Have a safe trip and a fun time!!

Helen said...

Bring back tons of wonderful photos for us!

The Muse said...

have you milked a cow yet?
have you cleaned out the barn?
have you fed the chicks?
have you put put the hay?
did you shut the barn door?

LOL...
hope you are having a marvelous time!

Lori said...

Have a great time! See ya when you return.. Can't wait to see all the pictures...