31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Silhouette: Outline of Goodbye

We left at “O-dark-thirty”, as the husband says, in the cold, rainy, dark of morning… truck and trailer filled with the last of Dad’s big tools…

A stop for coffee in California farmland…

Then up and over the Siskiyou mountains… clouds outlined against sky… a first dusting of snow on the peaks…

It feels odd to carry the last bits and pieces of their home in the back of our truck… to say goodbye to a family home, my family home, that will be no more.

This goodbye thing… there is more to say… when I am less tired.

Still feel the road ringing in my ears.

Linked today with WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge : Silhouette    …..

….and with The Nester and the 31 Day bloggers.

12 thoughts on “31 Days of Aging Grace ~ Silhouette: Outline of Goodbye

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  3. Oh my dear, how heart rending. I can feel bits of your heart trailing behind you as you leave your home behind, and so many memories. Yet you carry them with you….yet you are partly still back where you were. I have had my share of goodbyes and moving—it makes me cry when it happens—and around the bend at the next place there are hugs awaiting from you. hugs from friends you have not yet met. You are in my prayers as you go through this. hugs from AZ


  4. Lynn Gomer

    Brooke, you are an amazing writer! I would buy your first book when it comes out! At least you have memories for your tender times. You are so lucky to have your parents still here! My Father passed away when I was 25 and it took a long time to come to terms with losing him. Although he was 65, it was still hard.
    love, Lynn


  5. Sharon Thomsen

    Thank you for writing so tenderly about this difficult time in your life. You are not alone. I am glad to have representation in the blog world of us older women. My father passed away just over a month ago and I am still reeling. Now Mom is alone and at times it is just hard to bear. Thank you for reminding me that I am not alone.


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