Trailers for sale or rent...
Gone are the days of riding in the back of their Suburban, yelling, "You okay back there Sadie?!", referring to the old travel trailer they had. Gone are the days of getting up at 3am to get in the car to drive to Soap Lake to get our vacation started. Gone are the days of peeing in the garden because it was too far to go to the house.
They did, however, leave behind lessons that we won't soon forget...spontaneity, famous "Maudie" sayings such as, "Better out than in...", "You have to have pants with pockets or they aren't any good", and "Your feet are like ice." But best of all, my grandma instilled in me a love for garage sales! Every Saturday we would get up and go see what treasures we could find. Rain or shine, that was what we did.
Many times she would let us stay home from school on the Monday following the weekend that we were with her to keep her company. She liked to spend time with us, taught us card games like crazy, and always had 7 Up or Ginger Ale on hand (with salt added to it) in case we got a tummy ache.
I still love to garage sale and still drink 7 Up with salt in it when I have an upset stomach. I love memories....thanks, Rog.