On Sunday we drove out to see if Small Town Guy's God Mother was home. To get there we had to drive through an area of the Allegheny National Forest, (yes my small town(s) is/are nestled right near the Allegheny National Forest) call Heart's Content. HERE is some additional information about Heart's Content. This is some place that we hiked when I was a kid. It is also one of the places that I hope to spend more time in now that I am back home. There are lots of neat trees, an old fire tower that used to be used to keep watch for forest fires. There is plenty of God's beauty to be enjoyed and taken in. Anywho. We were sitting at my Dad's talking about the drive, ok ok, I was in the kitchen and didn't hear much of the conversation between Small Town Guy and my Dad, but enough to know they were talking about our ride! Come to find out, yesterday was not the first day I had been out to the property where his God Mother lives. I was there in 1985!! Isn't that crazy! Small Town Guy's God Mother's mother would have lived there at the time.
There was plenty of conversation about the hiking we had done in this area on a day in May back in 1985. We talked about the people we were with, the things we found, how we hiked down in there and who knows what else. At one point we had a topo map of the area out and had more conversation about the area. My Dad said somewhere there were some pictures. I told him I knew right where those pictures were. Most of my stuff is still in boxes, but I knew right where those pictures were. I found the pictures!!
We hiked into an old logging camp. We used metal detectors to search for "stuff." Apparently I have been a treasure hunter from a very early age! Wait until you see all the stuff those grown ups carried in for us.
So top off your coffee cup and take a little stroll back to May of 1985 in an area near Heart's Content, PA.
The friends of the family and my little sister.
A clearing where the logging camp would have been.
All that orange and green stuff was carried in by the adults.
Friend of the family in front of some of the trees in the area.
Friends of the family being silly.
They were fun folks.
Me with the friends.
A look at our surroundings.
My little sister standing in front of Mom.
Check out the metal detector on the left side of the picture, leaning against the tree.
Time for something to eat, maybe?
My sister and I in a tree.
In front of my sister is a pile of stuff that we had found.
My sister and I. I wonder where my Dad was standing when he took this picture. hmm...
All packed up and time to head on out.
While there aren't pictures of us at Small Town Guy's God Mother's property, it is still neat knowing that on the day these photos were taken we stopped by that house.
Our weekend was full of interesting bits and pieces linking someone to someone else.
We confirmed an organist for the wedding. She took my name and then started thinking out loud. It turns out she was the cleaning lady at a place my Dad worked a number of years ago. It also turns out she is related to other friend's of the family and I went to high school with her son. It turns out she also knows Small Town Guy from his place of employment. The perks of a small town!!!
Then there was the lady I called about a house that is for sale. We chit chatted and found out she knew my late Grandfather. Putting these pieces together changed the tone of the conversation a little bit. I guess that isn't a bad thing. Now we just need to be able to make arrangements to see the inside of the house.
I hope you had a great Mother's Day weekend!!
Have a great week!