Once Upon A Time~

Yes, there was a time in the far distant past when I longed for those 'little ones' to be able to just feed, dress and bathe themselves!
And there was the time when I wished they wouldn't run so fast, scream so loudly or allow the doors to slam so often.
Later still I prayed for them to be home on time, to talk to me about their problems and to just tell me the truth. I could handle most surprises   armed with the truth.
Some time passed and I could adjust to just seeing most of them once or twice a year if I had to..and sometimes we did.."had to".
Now in the 8th decade of life   I find myself longing to see my children -that includes their mates too.  In years past we have often said emphatically that we do not want to live down the street or around the corner from our children..Now, that sounds pretty good.. Nothing  quite compares to that moment when they walk in the door and greet us with big smiles and hugs. Nothing!
What's going on..mmm maybe I'm just getting old?


  1. I'm so with you! Maybe absence makes the heart grow fonder??

  2. This was a sweet post. I am new to you and see my good friend Jenny here too! Aw...your blog is lovely.

  3. I adore hearing from you..truly!
    You can scroll back to THE BEGINNING to read about the origin/reason for Down the Lane..and OF COURSE you can find me at another location http://mygrammashouse.blogspot.com [Like Gramma's House] My motivation for these sites is not to gather zillions of follows but to challenge me in area of writing skills and the technology..and it impresses the GRANDS....later~

  4. My FIL came for dinner tonight while my MIL went to BUNCO. I was complaining that when I came home from work today my son had brought down all the dishes from his room and left them in the sink. He looked at me and say "just enjoy each and every moment Karen because they are gone way too soon."
    And then I read your post.
    I think bothnof you were telling me to slow down and smell the roses.
    Thank you for that!
    Have a grate evening!
    Karen -Some days are diamonds

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I am so glad you stopped by-whether accidental or intentional. Some days my posts will be entirely inspirational and other times quite random but the time we share can be worthwhile. My initial intent was to use this space for my Mobley Family notes { james n mobley line } I know one can only write when inspired to do so. With that in mind I caution you to expect various twists and turns in the conversation as we wander Down the Lane and Around the Curve. If you have a clue what a Lane is then you already know that a walk down the lane can be a solitary walk, ambling without the company of another or it can simply be a leisure experience with someone who's company you enjoy, working out the world's problems or just soaking up nature and God's spectacular creation surrounding you. There is enjoyment either way. I say all that to say this: "Our walk down the lane will be much more interesting if you come along with me from time to time. I am not the only one with something to share so please join in as you are motivated or inspired.
Please know that I have not abandoned my first blog Down the Lane. I still drop in to read comments and check my tracker to see who's reading or even if there might be a new Follower. I have noticed when I check the traffic on Like Gramma's House and come over to DTL I am seeing apparently the same visitors are checking in on both sights..based on the city and state and time frame of the visitors..That's Great! Thank you faithful few who are inquisitive enough to click on the links and come over. Let me explain ...in case you have missed it earlier: This is my original blog. At a point in the process of this project I began to drift in a new direction creatively and hence Like Gramma's House was birthed. By way of continued explanation for what looks like an orphaned blog here..I simply have not come up with a way, an idea for either following through with Down the Lane or closing it out. One cannot write without inspiration. I just don't have a clue where to go with this one. The only glimmer of a creative twist I have is to invite my cousins to contribute to the family stories, pictures with their own quirky takes... looking back Down the Lane.There has been no encouragement leading me to think they would pitch in. They all have wonderful memories to share.. and I am confident it would be worth while. Apparently just don't think what they have to share would be blog worthy.

My Gramma's House~

Time changes so many things. Loved ones are no longer here. Landmarks dissappear from the landscape. Entire communities are seemingly erased. Homes have burned leaving scarcely a footprint in the earth where they once stood. Even so, we still refer back to things 'the way they once were' as being ~Like Gramma's House~ http://mygrammashouse.blogspot.com/


There comes a time in LIFE when our COUSINS AGAIN become very important. I think that time has arrived. jwh