Monday, July 28, 2014

This is Stampede

My week in Mayberry is coming to a close. When I return to Petticoat Junction today, I will be thrust back into the real world; a world where I am required to rise at an early hour each morning and to make my own coffee. A world where there is laundry to be done, floors to vacuum, a garden in which to do battle with squash bugs, and, 4th of July decorations still to be stored away for next year.

I haven't even mentioned the fact that I have to go back to work, where a ton of paperwork awaits my attention.


Time to put on my best Scarlett O'Hara face and to think about that tomorrow, fiddle dee, dee!

Today, I will enjoy my last moments with my parents in my childhood home, and, I will reflect on the people who make Stampede the best time of year to visit Mayberry, because, while there are dances, rodeos, carnivals, parties, good meals, fabulous snacks, and long mornings on the patio to look forward to; Stampede is really about spending time with my people.

And it's the people I will miss when I go.


Farewell, Stampede! Only 360 days until we meet again.

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