207 In Lavender…
Today is not just a day but also an address. The house number of my grandparents. The image provided is by Google Maps as my pc and scanner are not speaking at the moment! They can put a man on the moon but for the life of me I don’t think they will ever get a printer/scanner that actually works! Oh well!
207 was the house that was always there! As were my grandparents! I think I said before the house was left to me when my grandparents died. I told my grandma I would never sell it and she told me I was crazy! She told me to sell it for as much as I could and get out of Texas and do something! Go somewhere nice and be happy! She also told me the memories were not in the house but in my heart! She was right about all of it!
It’s funny it wasn’t hard to leave the house when I moved to Ireland… and to be honest I don’t think of the house much at all but I do think of my grandparents… I think about my grandma and her dreams for the yard… I think about my grandpa feeding the birds in the drive way… I think about the trees planted in the yard, not the big ones in the very front but all the others I planted! The Bradford Pear on either side of the driveway…. The 4 pines that are just behind the big trees in the front… you can’t see them but also a Crepe Myrtle a Red Bud and a Silver Maple, and in the back of the house Sweet Gums, Japanese Maples and a variety of others! There is also a big cactus garden on the far left in the front by the fence and a large flower bed that wraps around the whole front of the house… we had a big herb garden in the back yard with ever herb you can imagine and several other flower beds including one that had the most beautiful Cannas that my grandmother dug up from the front of the Ft. Worth Stock Yards when my grandpa worked there many years before I came along! I can just picture her out with her shovel!
So… a house is just that and I’m home now but that’s because I’m with Michael! And no matter where we are as long as we are together we are home!
But 207 is always a special number and for some reason you can bet if we stay in a hotel the room number will be 207! I couldn’t tell you how many times it has happened! I guess it’s just a little reminder from my grandparents… them saying hello!
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