Waiting for Spring to come, memories
By Mary Lou Sartor
Spring cannot come about soon enough for me. While I wait for that to happen I decided to do some deep cleaning on the interior of the house. Fact is, something I did last month and the months previously.
I rather enjoy the tasks when there is not much dirt and there is nothing else to do. Some might call me a neat freak and others might say, “ She has beautiful things in the house, but why so much stuff? We thought they downsized when they moved to Brownsburg.” That would be true.
I value every gift anyone ever gave Paul and I and proofs of our achievements before and during sixty-one plus years as husband and wife and those of our children grandchildren, extended family friends and neighbors.
We enjoy various collections old and new. Paul, a U.S. Navy veteran has his “wall of honor” where he displays a large framed print of his ship The USS Des Moine, a heavy cruiser of the sixth fleet.
Pictures of Paul ’s father, an army veteran of World War II, five brothers, my brother, in-laws, and my second cousins Bill Lynch, Jimmy George Donald, Jack and including himself, all military men that served their country during wars, conflicts and peacetime admirably have a place of honor.
I do not have a picture of my uncle Thomas Glenn, a veteran of World War II, however; I honor him and display one of the artist’s still life’s, in original frame in my bedroom titled “Lilies” painted in 1952.
Our children and grandchildren are artists as well. Walls fill fast and I still look forward to more.
Yes, there is history inside these walls. I live in the present and still cherish the past. The dust rag gets a work out every day and as I carefully tend each item, stories unfold and memories flow.
I’ve journeyed back in time, touched on the present, preserved for the future and so much more.
This senior makes sure if I should pass away on that day everything is looking good. I may not look alive at day’s end, I may not sleep all night, some nights, but; I have a smile on my face every night. God is good!
I can be reached by phone at 317-286-7352 or drop me a line to 649 South Grant Street, Brownsburg, IN., 46112.