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:
|Dardanelle Lake, Russellville|
until next time…nel