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family joyA week ago I journeyed back to Kansas City for a visit with son Jerame, his wife Kate and nine month old Flora. Returning visits are about “picking up where we left off, remembering through stories and forging ahead to see the new unfolding.

Jerame and Kate’s current abode is a lovely home with a huge magnificent vibrant garden yard…. trees, flowers, critters, birds, deer make you believe that busy city life is miles from here when in fact it is surprisingly close. Everyday Flora and I spend time sitting and playing on the grass, doing a bit of yoga, singing and connecting with the unseen sparkly fairy magic all around.

Yesterday was a “get out of town day” and so we headed East to more memories and meetings of the past and joys of today – visiting Marshall and Arrow Rock, Missouri.

Another lifetime and world away….. Seventeen years ago Tim and I moved to Marshall, Missouri – a small rural town 83 miles east of Kansas City – He was the Minister for a church and congregation for four years…..lots of memories and stories there!

At little show off time with Flora was called for so a visit with Rebecca was first. Along with her huswith Flora 1band Dan and his father, she reminded us “we are the reason you ended up here!” So true! Hearing her family news, meeting of children, seeing the subtle and not so subtle changes through age allowed for smiles and hugs all round. A quick drive past the old house and then onto our destination…..the tiny village of Arrow Rock, seventeen miles through the countryside.

swim spotSettler’s history starts around 1820s after the War of 1812 when early migration west on what became the Santa Fe Trail took hold. Arrow Rock’s history can be followed from the Native American tribes, early explorers looking for opportunities of land and commerce, the rise of enslaved African Americans, economic  impact of the Civil War and fires, decline of river commerce and traffic with the advent of train travel has brought this little village down to a population of less than 50 today.

Highlight of the day was meeting with Liz Huff, Owner/Chef of Catalpa Restaurant. Liz and Jerame have known each other for many years yet this was the first visit in quite a long time especially since getting married to Kate and having Flora. Fun and stories were shared while enjoying the amazing food at this tiny (8 tables) AWARD WINNING restaurant way off the beaten track. 2012/2013 Best Rural Restaurant in Missouri by Rural Missouri Magazine.

For a mini-blog review   See Catalpa’s Face Book Page.

Until next time……Blessings each day!

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