Monday, May 21, 2012

Alderson, West Virginia

On Mother's Day this year, I happened to find myself very near the tiny town where one of my grandmas (my mom's mom) grew up.


While driving the 12 hours from Maryland to Nashville on my Eve6 road trip, I took the opportunity to make a little one-hour detour to see the town I've spent my whole life hearing family stories about. I saw the old train station where my great-grandfather's mail was delivered twice a day, the street my grandma spent most of her childhood growing up on, the Presbyterian church which was the center of most of her life during those years, the bridge where a very young version of me apparently watched some lackluster fireworks on the 4th of July one year at a family reunion, and the one and only restaurant in town. It really is a tiny little place.



It was just a quick drive-through visit, but it was nice to feel connected to my grandma (and my mom) that particular day by being in a place that meant so much to her. It's been 7 years since she passed away now... crazy. I still love and miss her very much. And I love you too, Mom!! Happy belated Mother's Day (again)!

6 comments:

Michelle said...

What an adorable town! So jealous of your road trip.

katherine said...

Wow, I can't believe you went there. So cool! I miss Grandma too. :(

katherine said...

Wow, I can't believe you went there. So cool! I miss Grandma too. :(

margaret said...

What wonderful pictures, and memories, and a tribute to the love that goes on and on. Thank you so much for making the stop and posting these pictures.

margaret said...

What wonderful pictures, and memories, and a tribute to the love that goes on and on. Thank you so much for making the stop and posting these pictures.

Barbara said...

I remember the fireflies and beautiful greenery of West Virginia. Thanks for the lovely photos!