7/16/2009

Thursday in Charlotte

Frustrations this morning with my technlogies. Used time working with Verizon help - until I finally caved and signed up for the hotel internet. Irked.

They say you can't go home again. Maybe so - but I am finding for myself - it depends on how you go about it and what you are looking for. A big question is - what was your home?

Visited Mama yesterday in her new home at Evergreen Cemetary sleeping next to Daddy. Closing a loop is important.

Full schedule ahead for today - that did not include three hours messing with Verizon - so have to run to catch up.

But first - I want to see my bird babies. Now three!

What a neat day. A special visit with my Aunt Loretto and her daughter Louise. Just loved being with them. And Loretto and I walked back through the Elizabeth Neighborhood by exchanging stories. Ah, sweetness. So much so that on our way back to the hotel I drove back through those familiar streets- Sunnyside, Beaumont, Central Avenue, Louise Avenue and Hawthorne Lane. Marking out for Jim the routes I walked to Elizabeth School and my grandmothers houses. First time I have stopped at Piedmonth Junior High School in how many years. Reclaiming the me of then. Feels good to stick those bits on the collage of me.

In the midst of such dreaming there is always a bit of reality. While we were laughing and talking with Aunt Loretto and Louise our car battery died. Kaput. Fortunately we were safely parked - and the man at Carriage Club kindly gave us a jump start to get us going. We went to Pep Boys - you need a new battery. How is that? the man said. Fine, Jim said. I chimed in, I don't see any other choice here if we are going to get home. Ching! Ching!

And a big Ching when we ate dinner, Indian Cuisine, in a 100 year old house on East Boulevard where Carson McCullers lived in the 1930s when it was a boarding house. She wrote several chapters of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter when she lived there. Actually the food was quick good and artfully presented. Jim had Lava Cake for dessert - a chocolate concoction that would satisfy the most obsessed chocaholic. Copper - is a great place.

3 comments:

Granny Sue said...

I am rethinking my use of technology. how much do I want? what do I really need? is twitter important or another time drain? what will simplify my life and still acomplish what I want to do?

I'm glad you were able to visit your Mama. Closing the loop as you say. Although still difficult to do. My heart feels for you.

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