Oct 7, 2018

Memory Lane And Some ~

Sometimes even when i am having a great 
time, i can’t help but think of the old times 
the times when everything was perfect...

It's been a few years since I was last in
California, and the last time we were
 there both Arvid and I were sick as dogs.

Going back to the neighborhood and seeing
 the house that was once home to me is
 sure going to be interesting.

It was in California I first discovered my love
for kitties. So much so that we adopted 5 of them.

It was in California I went out on long rides
 on a motorcycle and enjoyed the mountains and
 curvy roads of The Los Angeles Crest Highway.

There I discovered the beauty of the desert and found
 out that not all beaches were warm.  Pretty icy cold in the
California beaches.  It was also my first time seeing so many
beautiful people with such perfectly tanned bodies

In California I discovered the joy of living everyday to the fullest.
 There I experienced some of the happiest times of my life and
there also I experienced one of the saddest time of my life.

For three years I had everything I could ever want in life.
 I was happy and I was enjoying life like never before.
Three years may seem like a short time to some, but for
me in three years I had lived quite a lot of life.

August 14, 1993 tragedy struck.  I became a 
young widow and another statistic, life being what
 it is...one moves on and start over.

California holds so many memories, and when the memories
 hit you, that stuff hurts.  I only hope that the memories
 are worth rediscovering.  They say that sometimes
you miss the memories, not the people.

Together with Arvid, I will be enjoying
this trip with a new perspective.  He brings life
 and laughter into everything we do.

The picture above is of Rima and I at the top
of Big Bear Mountain.  That was the view I had from the
 bedroom of my home in California.  Rima was
 so little, and visited every chance she had.

I never would have thought that one day it
would be Arvid and I who would be visiting my little sister 
and her family in California.  I have a lot of memories 
and flashbacks coming to me.  I can't wait to
see them and to be once again in California.  
The place I called home for 3 years.

I know that whatever we do it will be fun.  Arvid
makes me happy like. My memories are one thing,
but my Arvid is real.  Have a good day all.
Let the good times roll!

I've never tried to block out the memories of the past,
 even though some are painful. I don't understand people
 who hide from their past. Everything you live through
 helps to make you the person you are now...