Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Trip Back Home

RNH and I took an unexpected trip back to his hometown, Aberdeen, NC. While there we spent the majority of our time with his grandparents in Whispering Pines, NC. It was a wonderful time. We sat with them for hours listening to tales of the old and compared chicken stories. I love these people and could hang out with them for days. Its so funny how much a late 20-something girl, and early 30-something guy can have with a couple in their late 80's!!!
While there, we checked out RNH's grandma's biddies. I'm not sure what kind they are, but of course they're adorable! She has about 15 of them, to add to her 15 or so other grown chickens. Grandma's youngest son lives next door and just ordered 30 biddies! Their chickens are getting older and it is time for them to get young ones again! They have a rooster that is the oldest thing I've ever seen. Its hilarious. He gets around just fine but he is old!!!

We also hung out in the fields Grandpa had plowed. We admired all of the work he's done at such an old age! He doesn't do near as much as he used to, but it is still impressive!

RNH and I hung out with him around the grape vines he has growing. He has had Concord and Scuppernong grapes for decades now. He is rooting one of the vines for us to be able to plant at our home. I can't wait for that! I love having something that is meaningful and historic to the family.

Speaking of that, RNH's grandma will be giving us a sprig of a rosebush that has been in the family for over 90 years! Her father gave it to her mother when they moved into their first home. They took the rose bush with them when they moved, and it has been with them ever since. I can't wait to plant it at our house!

Our trip was short, but it was very nice. RNH's grandpa means a lot to him and he seems to be deteriorating very quickly. I think he made some nice memories with this grandpa that he'll have with him the rest of his life. (It also helps when you have a crazy-picture-taker for a wife! I got a ton of good pictures of the two men-being-men. They'll look great as black & whites.) These will be memories to tresure!

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