Monday, April 12, 2021

From these roots

Growing up as a young boy and spending time at my Grandmother's house, I remember one of her favorite  television programs was a soap opera named From These Roots.  It was a daily soap opera that aired on NBC from 1958 to 1961.

Its storyline was about a successful writer who had returned to her New England hometown to run her family newspaper.  Honestly, I wouldn't have even known this but thanks to Wikipedia, I now do.

What made me think of this?

Well, like the successful writer who had returned to her hometown, I've returned to my hometown where I've been the last four days.  My stay here is a brief one week.  

I've had time to spend visiting my Mom who will soon turn age 90.  And, I've had a couple opportunities to return to two parks where I would regularly do my fitness workouts.  One day I went on a great four-mile run and enjoyed every minute of the it.  The weather was great and evidence of Spring was everywhere I looked.  The other day I had a great pull-ups workout and the weather was amazingly awesome that day too.

I've taken drives here and there that not long ago were part of my daily doings.  It seems surreal taking these drives because now I know when doing so, it's as a visitor to a place that can now best be described as from these roots.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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