Thanks to my friend Anette I ended up taking an unexpected trip down memory lane today. We drove to Steilacoom and looked at my great grandparents old place along with my Uncle Chet’s old house which still has the green lantern sign out front. In looking for a photo I found a fun bit of history about the place so I have linked to it above.) The bridge down to the old boat house was stacked up on the middle of the street so we were unable to access my first secret childhood beach. We left and ventured down to Sunnyside beach to sit in the spot where I sat with my dads father aka my grandfather. My Grandfather had retired and taken a job as a park care taker, he had a small trailer that sat where there is now a lovely piece of art. I loved spending summers between his house and his mothers house!
Anettte and I sat and watched the ferries go to and from Anderson and McNeil Island.It was hard to believe how wonder it was for a late October day. I shared the stories of hoe my uncle Kenny used to let us kids ride the ferry for free if we would sing him a song.
On the way home we admired the handy rock work around Western State hospital that was done by yet another of my great uncles. I charged the stories of my grandfather walking down the beach and dropping fire crackers so the girls would jump up. At the time I did not know he was hoping to get a glimpse of their titties. I love where I am from and where I live.