One hundred eighty miles is the round trip from home to Chapman. We made a quick round trip tonight to attend the visitation of my Dad’s first cousin. She was 90.
Of course my Dad & Mom have passed, he would be 105, Mom 98. Sadly, we are losing that generation.
There are lots of relatives in the rural community where Dan and I grew up. Around 150 years ago, immigrants from Switzerland settled in the area. Both Dan and I have that background.
We were reminiscing about family tonight when another cousin mentioned how my Dad pronounced her name. When she said it, it sounded just like Dad. Many in Dad’s generation had a distinctive way of talking. Probably a result of their younger years in homes that still spoke the Swiss “Low German” language. Great memories.
When we left Chapman, we drove all the way to Junction City on Old 40 Hwy. We talked about how much fun it would be to drive the old highway across the country, staying on the old road as much as possible. The Wikipedia site linked above would be a good resource but even better would be our old 1950’s US map. Maybe we’ll drive at least part of it one of these times. Now, that would be a “bloggable” trip.