Did anybody miss me?? I’ve just returned from seven glorious days in North Carolina. I do love that state and its people. My mother was born and raised in a small country town in Eastern NC. We have many, many cousins and one remaining aunt who we have remained close with and visit as often as possible.
It’s rather refreshing and somewhat liberating to visit where a bowl of fresh tomatoes is the kitchen table centerpiece and cell phone service is sketchy at best.
We visited the country store where my cousin Glenda has worked for many, many years. She cuts up chickens, pigs and who knows what else! Heck, I have a hard time cutting open a whole chicken through the breast bone!
My sister Barb and I always purchase a bottle of YooHoo while there. It reminds us of drinking a Brownie soft drink from our childhood days. Anybody remember Brownie’s?
Do you think we look alike? We lost track after approximately 15 complete strangers asked us if we were twins!
So fun to look into their produce cooler with fresh blueberries and veggies that locals brought in to sell.
A line up of old fashioned gas pumps still working. I doubt they work with your credit card though! LOL!
We did lots of antiquing and junkin’. Notice a potted plant of tobacco on the front porch of this shop! Made me laugh.
We always go in the back of cousin Bobby’s truck to the family cemetery close to my aunt’s home. We let time slip by and it was almost dark by the time we went. My mother has a flash light to read the headstone of her father and other relatives.
Here was our entertainment one night. I have to tell you, these ARE NOT Regina’s real teeth (on left and center). She works in a dentist office and has beautiful teeth. The dentist had these made for all the employees and they wore to a dental conference recently.
Obviously the rest of us didn’t try the teeth but as you can see we had tons of fun with the glasses. You talk about laughter therapy….I think I am good for several weeks!!
Love the casualness of the store owner.
In another post, I will share some things I found.
We went to Nags Head
Our cousin Regina was the first one up one more and decided to take an early walk on the beach. She came back to the room to tell us we had missed out on some excitement. A surf fisherman had hooked a shark and she saw it all. He was released back into the ocean. The next day we saw this on the news. The shark had washed up on the shore with the fishing line in his mouth. It turned out to be a 7’ Tiger Shark. Yikes! The water was unusually cold…55 degrees, so between cold water and sharks we were happy walking along the beautiful water’s edge looking for shells.
One of our favorite things to do is swing and rock on our Aunt’s porch. Hot as it was…near 100* and very humid, we still did our share of sitting out here!
GooD BYE North Carolina and our Crazy (in a FUN way) relatives
Until next time!
Oh, I forgot to mention all the cheese biscuits and good country food with sweet tea we consumed. It’s probably best you don’t know!