Friday, July 8, 2011
Twisp Washington is only about 175 miles from Spokane. It has hardly changed from the way it was in the 1960s & 70's. I miss the farms and ranches on our road, each one different from the next , all with windows and doors wide open in summer. I miss the slamming of the screen doors, the sound of the irrigation sprinklers in the fields, the bellow of the cattle and the nickers of the horses. I miss the smell of fresh corn and ripe tomatoes in the garden, the alfalfa in the fields and of clean laundry hung on the clothesline to dry in the sun. Walking to the river for a swim, mom taking us to the Hiway market for a sno-cone on blistering hot days. There are so many little things, little moments, I wish I could experience one more time. I envy my childhood friends that have managed to stay in the Valley that I once called home. Maybe Its time for a visit, go back home. Except now-- No family to visit, someone else lives on the ranch and something tells me it just wont be the same staying in a motel. Trust me--I am not moving there-- I also have memories of Snow--Lots and lots of deep deep snow and cold cold cold.....If only it were summer year round! The picture is Of Blackpine Lake. We used to snowmobile and Ice fish on this lake as kids.