Friday, August 14, 2009

Going Home Again

"A Match Made for Dry Creek." is one of my favorites in the Dry Creek series because the heroine comes home after living away for many years. Whether or not one can really go home again is the question of many great books. Have you ever tried it?
I've 'gone home again' myself these days (at least partially)-- planning to spend half of my months on my family's farm in Montana so I can be close to my parents (84 years old soon, both of them) and the other half of my time in my home in Pasadena, CA. I must say I am enjoying the wide open spaces of Montana. And the sky at sunset is beautiful.
Because I grew up in this Montana community, I know many of the people around here still (and it's great). In fact, "A Match Made for Dry Creek" talks about a tradition we had in the church where I went as a child (and the church I still attend when I'm here). Just seeing the church brings back so many memories.
How about you? Do you have a childhood home that you sometimes visit? Are the same places there? And the people?


  1. I have never brought myself to officially leave home. I live about 20 minutes from where I grew up. I have went to visit family in Texas and Fl but to me it just wasn't TN. I had to come home after about a week. Texas I tried for a month and I just couldn't make a go of it. I missed the mountains and the close family that is here.

  2. Jessicue -- It's great that you know where 'home' is! Some people are born to wander and some not so much.

  3. Home is alot to me. With a rough child hood I want to be around the ones that tried to make it worthwhile. I couldn't bring myself to leave my brother and his children. Then I met my dh and well now I am definately not going anywhere. lol

  4. I grew up in a neighborhood of all relatives. I married at 19 and within a year my hubby took a job traveling with a solar company. We ended up in Maryville TN and he started working with some folks and their solar company. We were there during the 1982 Worlds Fair in Knoxville.
    When I became pregnant we moved back to Illinois by our families. 7 Years ago we moved to Arizona. I spent alot of time in Illinois while mom had cancer. I always felt so odd. Arizona is my home where my immediate family is but Illinois is also home. It was such a torn feeling. Home is where my Hubby is though. I guess with all our traveling over the years I don't put strong roots down anymore. Sorry for babbling.

  5. Judy -- That's sweet that 'home is where your hubby is', but I know how you feel. I have my own home in California, but where I grew up in Montana is also home (more so because things don't change as much here as some places so I still know people around). Thanks for commenting.