Good morning and welcome Through My Back Door. Make yourself a cup of K coffee and lets visit. I know you are surprised the coffee isn't on, but I have had to be off of it a few days. I will drink my Powerade(YUK) and you have the coffee. The rain has stopped this morning and that is a welcome sight. We have had rain for so long, it is nice to see it stop. I thought we would take another walk, down memory lane, if you like. (Amanda, this post is for you) I was surprised Trisha, Apron Strings and Favorite Things knew someone who lives in Coshocton. I have the happiest memories of that town. I spent every summer for 16 years there. When I was 16 my grandparents moved to Tennessee to be close to us. They didn't stay but about 4 years and grandpa got homesick and they moved back to Coshocton. They stayed about 10 years, then moved back, as they were getting up in years. My grandmother died at 88 and my grandfather at 93. I loved those two people so much.
I told you when I went on the mail route grandpa would take "riders" from town to town. He carried the mail from Post Office to Post Office. Started in Coshocton and ended in Dundee,Ohio. The towns in between were West Layfayette, Freso, Baltic, Pearl, Shanesville, Sugar Creek, Bars Mills, and Dundee. He ran that twice a day. Morning and afternoon. I would go on the afternoon run because I couldn't get up so early. As I said he would take"riders" and they would give him tips. When I was along he gave them to me. I would save them and that would be my money for movies and going to Newberrys on Main street. Then of course over to Isalys. What fun as I lived way in the country and it was 30 minutes to Knoxville, but here I could walk. I had a friend Ruth, who lived in what is now Historic Roscoe Village, who helped entertain me. She was a city girl and "up" on all the latest fads. She taught me to wear my skate key around my neck on a plaid shoe string. Remember that? Also to roll up my jeans and put a huge safety pin in the cuffs.lol Did any of you do that?Her grandparents and mine had been friends since they were young. There were lots of picnics and fun things to do. When we had a picnic there was always a metal Thermos(gallon) filled with green tea. Yes, they drank green tea years before it became the "healthy" thing to do. Must have worked.
One of my memorable trips to Main Street, was meeting two motorcycle policeman. I was probably 12 at the time.lol They let my friend and I have our pictures taken on their motorcycles! They wouldn't be allowed to do that today, probably.I was probably 14 when I was standing in front of Newberrys and I heard a whistle. You know the WOW whistle. I stood up taller and heard it again. I thought I must really look good, when my friend Ruth, said, "Don't get excited, it is just that bird"!lol Oh well.
I hope you have enjoyed your walk down Memory Lane with me. It is so much fun to go back. I will say this. Many years later my cousin Judy and her family lived in what was then Roscoe. She lived in a duplex next to the Warehouse Restaurant. When the children and I would go to Ohio in the summer,(yes the tradition continued,lol)Not for the whole summer, only for a week to 10 days, we would always spend the night with Judy and her children. Now it is a gift shop. It feels strange to shop in a building that I used to have such a good time in. I still get a thrill from going back to those places I have so many happy memories.
As I mentioned earlier I have been under the weather for a week. I am getting better and going to get motivated in my house. Hopefully soon I will have some new pictures to show. Mean time, I leave you with pictures of some of my favorite things.
I am so glad you came Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: I am going to get to meet a blogging friend this week. She is coming to Clinton. I am excited and you all will recognize her and her blog.
PSS:Please continue to remeber Tamra and her family.
PSSS: I hope I haven't bored you with the walks. We won't walk for a while.lol