I don’t get out much. I have no “social life”. I go to work, work in my garden, do a little weekly shopping, and go to a movie or restaurant once in a while. And I’m not saying I want to change. I’m actually quite content. However, I LOVE people and I love to hear what they are doing and know that they are also happy and healthy. Facebook and email and blogs have given me a lot of joy in that area. But it is still better to see people in person, and that is what I love about Heritage Day! I get to see old friends and visit as much as I like.
Heritage Day also gives me a wonderful sense of connection. My parents and grandparents and great-grandparents grew up in this town. They knew and loved the parents and grandparents and great-grandparents of my current friends and neighbors. Many of us are “kissing cousins” or “third cousins twice removed”. J Half the families in Caddo are related by marriage. It’s a wonderful feeling.
I especially enjoy seeing the children in our town because it gives me hope that Caddo will continue. Odd to think a whole town might one day disappear, but it has happened to many small towns in our county. The town where my grandfather was actually born no longer exists except as a postal notation. The town just down the road from us is a mere shadow of what it was when I was a child. I don’t want that to happen to Caddo.
If you live in the area plan to visit with me on Saturday. I’ll be the fat lady with the camera!