From Lillian: We’ve moved many times in our lives but never has it been so bittersweet. Moving from Rock Hall is different in so many ways. Usually people move from one location to another. But we have no point B! Since our first move, with everything we owned crammed into my Chevy Vega, we moved from Los Angeles to Blytheville Arkansas. Moving from Rock Hall has been the most difficult change of station of them all. Fifteen years of memories. Fifteen years of beautiful sunsets. Fifteen years of making and losing lifelong friends.
Selling our house happened fast. Wonderful new owners signed a contract on April 8 and wanted to be in by Memorial Day. Well if you’re going to do something, do it. There was a blizzard of things to do. Did I forget to mention that I was scheduled to fly to Seattle to visit the Grandson’s from May 1 -14? Oh well, after several moves in the Military I’ve learned a thing or two. As I rushed to sort out stuff for the Airstream, give away or store, Gary helped by making absolutely no decisions. Well, he might have tried once, but failure taught him a valuable lesson. When moving he lives by a few simple rules. First, he makes no decisions, second, he only remembers two things that he’s been asked to do, and third, if I’m not ready with two more items, he sits down.
As we have always known and are now reminded again, a friend in need is a friend indeed. We have never been closer to our friends here. Everyone reached out to offer and provide any help we needed. Not because they were glad to see us go 😉but because they were truly our friends. We will miss them one and all. As a last hurrah, we planned a get together at the Airstream all decked out with pink flamingos on our driveway. Alas, this was not to be. The trailer party was preempted by a tornado warning and a sudden and ominous storm, we partied on and had a grand farewell to friends old and new. The Big Big Bash was a wonderful sendoff for us and a fantastic chance for new neighbors to meet old neighbors.
So now, we go “all in” and step off the deep end. Our first focus is on our epic trip to Alaska, getting a new address, and cruising off into the beyond. We leave in our place a wonderful family who will make wonderful memories and be an asset to the neighborhood.