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I am a mother, a grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge was published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

On the road again

We are in Maine now and closer to home. My daughter's early pregnancy is not going well and we are trying to get home as soon as we can. Nature will take its course I guess but the little girls are busy and I know they really need help over there. We are on our way.

I have written about this before but the differences as you drive north are striking. My husband is now on disk 9 of 400 of a recorded version of "Team of rivals" and I am reminded that this has been true since Lincoln.

I see it too from my window. The trees are shorter and the temperature drops despite the fact the sun is up about two hours earlier than Florida. This has to do with the fact the earth is round apparently and the physics have been explained to me in great detail by someone who should keep both hands on the wheel.

The bright sorbet colours of the clothes are gone now and I am seeing navy windbreakers, grey pants and sensible shoes. Last night when my husband ordered Thai dinner they asked "what kind of protein would you like with that?" Words that I am sure have never been uttered south of the Mason Dixon line in a takeaway line up.

A long way from "would you like gravy on those biscuits?"

On the highway we passed a horse trailer with the "code of the west" on it. The line I remember is "never pass up a chance to rest your horses." 

I have done that now.


annie said...

So sorry for all of you. Lost 2 babies and though I have 5 happy healthy children, I have always mourned those lost.
Yes we do it differently in the south. But I've got a little secret to share: Florida isn't "The South" to a true Southerner. Don't ask me why.

Safe journey as you near home.

LinB said...

You're way north of the Sugar Line, too: that imaginary boundary beyond which iced tea either comes automatically unsweet or super-saturated with cane sugar. Oh, unless iced tea still goes "out of season" where you live? It used to, in southern Wisconsin.

Did the waiter pronounce "protein" with two syllables, or three?

Mary said...

I'll be keeping your daughter in my thoughts and sending positive energy her way.

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Sue said...

I am sorry for your daughter, and you. Loss is hard. I completely understand the new wardrobe. Sometimes we have to have the outside looking great to start the inner healing. I am sending all positive thoughts and healing thoughts your way.