Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for Arkansas...

This is my first year on this challenge. It looked like it could be a lot of fun, but I may think differently by the time I get to Letter Z.  If you would like to join in the button is on my sidebar, feel free to click on it and it will take you to the main page, or click hereOh well, let’s get started.

A is for Arkansas.
Anyone who knows me very well knows this is where I would start. I live in Missouri but my heart is in Arkansas. I lived most of my life in Arkansas and I dearly miss it, but I also love where we live and I love my hubby! We married in 2006.

I moved to Arkansas in 1979, I was 22 years old. I lived with an aunt and uncle for the first few months, then after finally finding a job I got an apartment of my own. Living with them was quite an experience for this city girl. When I moved in they did not have running water, yep you heard me right, no running water. The outhouse was out back and you had to draw water to take a bath after you warmed it on the stove. And no central heat or air conditioning, yes life was different. But it was a good different! Gone was the rat race in Chicago, people actually had time to talk to you and make you feel special. I learned a lot from my uncle while living there. He was my mom’s brother, but maybe I will leave him for letter U.

If you have never been to Arkansas it is beautiful country! We lived at the foot of the Ozark Mountains. We still have a house in a little town called Appleton, another letter A. It is a small town, if you blink you will miss it. There are no stop lights or stores.  There is a gas station quick stop that a cousin owns.  Almost everyone knows each other,  if they don't they know a relative.  But it is okay, nothing better!

Here are a few pictures:
Hwy 7.

Appleton/Hector Area

Hwy 7

Dardanelle Lake, Russellville

Hwy 7

Pruitt AR

until next time…nel


  1. It looks gorgeous! I understand the draw. I grew up in a small town, left, grew up and then came back! Great A post!

  2.'s absolutely beautiful! I would enjoy visiting Arkansas sometime. :-)

    This will be a great series...looking forward to reading more in the days ahead.