Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Clang Clang Clang Went the Trolley

Well, I don't know if the trolley has yet clanged (is clanged a word?) but Taylor and Kathleen made it safely to California today.  They actually left our little town of Goose Creek yesterday, spent the night in Columbia, and Uncle Larry dropped them off at the airport in Charlotte EARLY this morning. 

And just like that, she's on the other side of the country.  For ten weeks. 

I must admit, I'm so envious of her - she gets to spend the summer in a totally new place with no responsibilities, and no commitments other than if/when she finds a part time job.  She gets to people watch in a brand new city and immerse herself into one of the most exciting cities in the world.  I never did anything like that.  I went from living with my parents to living with my first husband, to second husband, to final husband. 

It was hard for her to leave - she likes being at home and hanging with her dad, Sir/I and our friends.  I'm so proud of her for taking this opportunity.  Believe me, I had to keep from grabbing her and tucking her back into my nest and never letting her go.  I kept hearing, "Wide Open Spaces" running through my head all day yesterday.  Sigh.  I miss her like crazy already.  I sure hope she gets to ride that trolley.

Who doesn't know what I'm talking about 
 Who's never left home, who's never struck out 
 To find a dream and a life of their own 
 A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone
Many precede and many will follow 

 A young girl's dream no longer hollow 
 It takes the shape of a place out west
But what it holds for her, she hasn't guessed yet
She needs wide open spaces 

 Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes


Here's something that makes me feel like vomiting:

No way in this world, should these two ever sing a song together.  Oh Mick, why?  WHY??


Grandma K said...

I also am a bit jealous of them!!!

Colleen said...

What a wonderful city for her adventure!

The time will pass very quickly my friend!

sherri s. said...

Young and in San Francisco--marvelous! You should go visit her and ride that trolley! (It's really fun to hang on the side as you go down the hills!).