Wednesday, September 03, 2008

FAMILY MATTERS





Last week my sister and I traveled to Pittsburgh to visit our Uncle Bud, who is one of three remaining siblings of our mother. He is now eighty-five and still going strong with more vitality than either of us. My fondest memory of Uncle Bud is when I was a little girl and he lived in Texas. He told me I could come out there and be a cowgirl. And he still remembers that! It doesn't matter that the dream never came to fruition -- it was the dream that mattered.

Uncle Bud gave us a wonderful tour of Pittsburgh - driving through the city, looking at it from high outlook points, eating the best fish sandwich I have ever had at a fish market on "The Strip." We took a ride on the Incline which is both a means of transportation and a favorite tourist site. Pittsburgh was voted the most liveable city a few years ago and I can see why.

I came home with a sewing machine (which belonged to my late aunt) and a family scrapbook which I will treasure since apparently I have become the "keeper of the flame."




With all my best,

5 comments:

Lynne said...

Sounds like you and Linda had a nice visit with Uncle Bud. I've never been in Pittsburgh (except landing at the airport).

You're going to enjoy going through the family scrapbook!

Willow said...

Interesting visit to Pittsburgh. The Incline would be fun to ride and the view is incredible! There is a ride up the hill at Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. I wonder if the same company built them both.

Willow said...

Interesting visit to Pittsburgh. The Incline would be fun to ride and the view is incredible! There is a ride up the hill at Victoria Peak in Hong Kong. I wonder if the same company built them both.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sweet Violet!
What a wonderful time with your Uncle Bud! And what an adventurous dream for a little girl, to be a cowgirl! I love that!!
Part of you will always have a bit of a cowgirl in you...
Hugs, Sherry

Mary said...

VioletLady,

I have been to Pittsburg many years ago. It has changed a lot since then and is definitely a beautiful city today.

It sounds like your uncle is doing well. May he be blessed with good health and many more years.

Blessings,
Mary