Sunday, August 17, 2008

Strolling Down Memory Lane Again

Here I am taking this stroll down memory lane yet again. It is just so much fun for me and I wanted to share some of our little trip to Indiana. This picture was Thursday night at Ritters. It's a frozen custard place and it was yummy. I had seen frozen custard shops on the Food Channel, but never actually been to one. My cousin was so excited for us to try it and believe me we enjoyed it. It was nice and cool and so different from the heat and humidity in Georgia. The place was packed and it was really fun to be with so much family.

Here's my cousin Marilyn's husband Darrell, cousin Judy, cousin Marilyn, Avery, and my daughter Jolie.
This was my elementary school. I attended there from Kindergarten through 8th grade. They tore down the actual building because it was probably 100 years old. They did leave the stone door frame from the original building. They made new buildings with Headstart in the brick area and a senior center on the right. It was sad that the school had moved, but I'm so glad they left a part of it.

Avery with her cousins, Olivia and Emily, and of course, the birthday girl, Aunt Jean. She was eighty last Saturday and her son and daughter in law had a great spread with lots of fried chicken, cole slaw, hush puppies, baked beans, pigs in the blanket, birthday cake and ice cream. Everyone made us feel so welcome.
We are planning on going back next summer and we want to stay longer and be able to take Avery to see the Children's Museum, the home of James Whitcomb Riley, the stadium where the Colts play, downtown Indianapolis,etc. We spent so much time just trying to catch up that before we knew it our time had flown by. I truly had sore stomach muscles from all the laughing. I know that had to be good for me. Jolie and Avery seemed to really enjoy themselves too. I have some more pictures that I'll share at another time.
This has been a fun weekend. Avery and I went to a Care Fair Saturday at the local college in Augusta. They had lots of exhibits and a fashion show and aerobics presentation. We loved it. Lots of door prizes, but we didn't win anything. Then we went to the mall and it was very crowded. I guess more schools are opening tomorrow and people were frantically getting last minute school clothes. Avery is liking third grade so far.
That's about all the update I have now. I pray everyone has a great week and I hope to be better about posting. I have had so much catch-up to do after vacation and extra reports. God is good and I am so blessed.


Technonana said...

Two of my grandchildren start school tomorrow... 3rd grade and 1st... they are excited... thanks for reminding me..
we just had a frozen custard shop open here at The Sandhills, I gotta check it out... wanna come??

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Technonana, I would love to come visit the frozen custard shop. Just let me know when you want to meet. Avery and I will hop on our ponies and be there in about an hour.

MuseSwings said...

Frozen Custard! Haven't had any of the really good stuff for several years - since the one in Clearwater closed. It was delicious while it lasted!

Judy said...

So glad you had a wonderful time! I've never heard of frozen custard shops...sounds interesting.

How nice of them to leave the doorposts of the original school! They make a lovely arbor...and part of your school lives on.

drama mama said...

How fun to be able to spend the weekend with so much family! Mmmmm...frozen custard!

steviewren said...

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Barbara said...

Hi! Trish
I have missed you, where have you been.
Interesting to read your down memory lane post.

Barb said...

Hi Nana Trish,

I enjoyed the trip down memory lane with you. Time goes by so fast, doesn't it? I have a craving for frozen custard.


Lavinia said...

Sore stomach muscles from all the laughing? THat's the best kind of 'sore' there is....!

Frozen custard...that's a new one for me.....I suppose its like ice cream?

Funny the feelings that get stirred up when one sees their old elementary school....or even just the old stone front...