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08:48 pm: Reminiscing
I need to go up to the cabin again. It's almost been a year since our last trip. I remember the voyages we took years ago with my extended family and family friends. We would be a group of 15 and some would sleep on the floor. It was great having so many people packed into the happy small space. My two girlfriends and i would get the best bunk in the house. It was a bunk bed that my grandfather built into the corner that the chimney and wall made. The A-frames walls sloped up to a peak, and we could almost touch it. It was so cozy, and the three of us would play barbies. My father would wake us up snoring in the middle of the night on the other side of the chimney, where my parents slept. Then he would wake us up again singing "oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day" on his way down stairs when day light shown. Breakfast was eggs benedict, or Denver eggs and of course...FUZZY NAVELS FOR ALL. Even the kids got a small one. These were no girlie things either. They were more like screwdrivers, with the addition of syrupy peach schnapps. We would eat, drink, then be sleepy again, and play hearts or nerdts all afternoon. Maybe hike out to La Salle falls and catch some crawfish. I would pretend i was a child of the woods, and lived in the little caverns carved out by the swirling water that had receded. There is one picture of my mother from behind with her shirt taken off and tied around her chest like handkerchief. She was so beautiful, and you could see how she still was in love with my father 25 years and four children later, which seems like such a feat these days. We would build fires and roast apples, hot dawgs, smores, and swig out of a bottle of cheap wine. My brothers would bring their music, usually the Smiths, Big Audio Dynamite, the Pixies and so forth. It was the good stuff. Where is the good stuff today? It is defiantly hard to find, as are those fuzzy memories that came so easily back in those days. I want those rosy, soft, pretending days back.

Current Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
Current Music: Fight Club


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Date:January 17th, 2004 03:09 am (UTC)
it sounds so wonderful....
good memory. (memories)
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Date:January 17th, 2004 08:57 am (UTC)
Yes, thanks :)
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