Yes, I’ve run off –once again.
My mother asked me to take her “home,” to visit her last few cousins and go to the local annual Hull Town Picnic. Check, check, and, check.
~Mom’s family were from the very small farming community of Kinderhook -and Hull and Quincy- and we spent a LOT of time in and out of Hannibal while visiting Grandma.
~Below is a map of mom’s “home area” where we chased back and forth across the Mississippi River—only 12 miles from Kinderhook to Hannibal.
My oldest nephew’s wife jumped in the car to at last go see this place of all the crazy childhood stories. We took her to see lots of Hannibal’s Mark Twain “stuff” and up the hill to tour the amAZing and haunted Cruikshank Mansion! –which you can now stay at as a B&B!
and tour her beautiful and oh-so-creative home!
It’s pretty incredible meeting up with all of you creative and talented folks!
Finally, as we headed back home, we took advantage to take a break in Bloomington to go to the 3rd Sunday flea market.
. . . .ahhhhhh. . . . silver AND organization! ; D