Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Travel pleasure

A recent trip to my Mississippi hometown was a treat on several levels. 

Treat #1 was attending Granddaughter Charlie’s ballet recital. It was an excellent production of the ballet Don Quixote, based on the famous novel by Miguel Cervantes. We enjoyed seeing how our granddaughter had progressed in her favorite genre of dance.

Don Quixote and trusty servant Sancho Panza offer welcome in the theater lobby.

Treat #2 was the venue for the ballet, the refurbished Saenger Theater, a part of my childhood memories of downtown Hattiesburg.

(Photo by Hubby)

Treat #3 was the pleasure of having our oldest son and his family now living about 90 minutes away instead of six or seven hours. Following the recital the eight of us shared a meal at our son’s favorite burger eatery, complete with lots of  conversation, laughter, and delicious comfort food. 

Oh, and there was also a Treat #4. With our Georgia tribe’s relocation to Hattiesburg, the visit was a day trip, and we slept in our own bed that night. Yes! 

I suspect a preference for sleeping in one’s own bed is a sure sign of old age.

Sweet dreams!

Charlie (between her mom and me) surrounded by parents, siblings and paternal grandparents.



  1. A beautiful family! Yes, there is nothing like your own bed. I even know young people who think this!

  2. what a great story to tell. Charlie is beautiful and i know you were bursting with pride over her. nice family photo. and i agree, sleeping in my own bed is BIG to me... so glad they are close enough for a day visit now....

  3. She is beautiful and the whole family is handsome. What a treat to see her perform.
    Own bed is such a welcome thing these days. Glad everyone is so much closer.