Janice Williams Loves Austin And sometimes I write about it.

August 9, 2013

Amarillo Trip

Filed under: Family,Travel — Janice @ 10:00 pm

If I want to tell you about all my traveling, I have a lot of catching up to do. In July I had a great trip to my hometown of Amarillo for many reasons. What started as a mini-high-school reunion also turned into a family reunion and a great visit/cemetery tromp with an old friend. I haven’t found a good way to share the pictures with the family, so I may as well just share them with the world. These are my mother and sister (who traveled with me) and my 3 aunts (Mom’s sisters) and some of their families. My cousin Sonia is one of those people who can make things happen and she started this and it turned into a nice party. Sonia’s in the pics along with my cousin Patsy and her husband David (and a cool golf club collection that he also came to pick up), and all of my cousin Judy’s kids and about half of their kids. I was glad to get to meet the two newest members of our family:  sweet Harper Jane and beautiful Madyson Lynn. For such a short visit, we squeezed in a lot of fun. We even managed to make a drive through one of my “sacred spaces”—Palo Duro Canyon. It is ever changing and unchanging. The quilt was a really neat gift from Sonia with pictures of another sister trip she engineered a couple of years ago. Aunt Dorothy just had her 90th birthday. That’s a birthday book that Aunt Louie is studying and reading all the cards. So here are the pictures:

And before we left town, Mother and I drove around town and visited cemeteries and we also found this house:

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I don’t know how I had never seen this house before or even thought about seeking it out. This was the house my mother and her parents and her younger sister lived in when Mother met and married Daddy. Her younger sister was already married, but Uncle Jay was in the service in Korea so she was living with the family. This house is just a block away from Route 66. I’ve always thought it was cool that I was born on Route 66. It adds to the coolness that Mom and Dad were falling in love on it.

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