I remember as a young boy about 35-40 years ago every Sunday we would go for a drive. Often to get ice cream or just go and get a Pepsi. No running around, no sports practice (except little baseball in the spring), no Wal-Fart. Now these days who has the time or the money just to "ride around". As Allen Jackson song goes..."Remember When".
I still occasionally do this with my family, but the biggest difference today is the number of drivers on the road with no clue. I'm getting tired of doing the thinking for myself AND for "the other guy." JMHO
Last Sunday drive was Father's Day... after we finished lunch in restaurant near my dad's, we rode to "the lake" and rode around looking at lake houses and talking about who still had lake houses and who lived in their lake house full time now. That was the last "real Sunday drive" however, my parent's and I did drive around Natchez on Sunday and Monday back in November sightseeing. I remember most the drive through the old cemetary and stopping to take pictures of the amazing iron work.
We had a nice sunday drive today.... 25 min out to where the TT is stored, set up the WDH w/ the new TV and then took it for a nice test drive. When DD asked where we were going, we told her "for a sunday drive". It was a beautiful day for working on the TT and taking a drive.
Back in my young days, we'd always go to my grandparents house for church, Sunday dinner (that's lunch for you city folk), and then usually my grandfather and I would go to the hog pen, dig some worms, and head to the pond and fish 'til it was time to go home. I sure miss him.
On the way home, we'd sometimes stop at the store and I'd get a NuGrape.
Well, my sundays are mixed, Sometimes we go shopping, sometimes not, sometimes we change campgrounds, some times not. Always we go to church and sing. That's what Sunday is about for me.. Singing in church. Alas, could not do that today, cold, can't sing, As I told the music director..> The real sacrafice was NOT singing the meditation hymn she had picked out.
She promised me a chance to do it before easter (YIPPIE)... lovely piece.
Home is where I park it.
Kenwood TS-2000 housed in a 2005 Damon Intruder 377
Sunday is our church day. In the past say 50 years ago we would always have fried Chicken, Biscuts and milk gravy, green beans or corn and cornbread. Ussualy some homemade pickled beets and honey mixed with a lot of butter. Did I forget the mashed potatoes. Sunday afternoon rides have also been a long tradition. Living in the country we can ride for miles without seeing much of anyone else. In the Old days never saw a lot of deer in SE Michigan but today the rides will be filled with deer sightings. Also Turkeys never used to see them today you can easily see 20 or more on a ride. Now days no more grandma so we spend a few hours of fellowship with other Church members and have a nice meal at a local restraunt. Today after comming home we took a ride with the dogs stopping at a rural park to make a couple laps around a paved walking path.
I hope my children and theirs will keep these type of traditions so as not to be lost in todays pace.
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