Earlier in the week we had decided to take my hubbies parents on a little day trip to where my mother-in-law had been born and raised. So this past Saturday, off we went. I called it taking a Trip to Bountiful. In case you are wondering why, Trip to Bountiful is a movie about an elderly lady who lives with her son and his wife. She wants to return to her home of Bountiful but he doesn't want to take her. So she decides to go herself. Here's a little snippet of the movie from when she arrives at her old homestead.
Of course, we had to visit a couple of cemeteries. This is a grave site for her brother who drowned when he was a baby.She lived in this house when she was a tiny baby. How neat that it is still standing.I know this doesn't look like much but it's a homestead where she spent much time at. I believe it was an uncle's home. Most of the home had fallen in but you can make out the chimney stack and part of a wall. Daffodils seem to be always a sign of an old homestead. She wished she had brought something along to dig up a few of these. We considered trying to pull up some but figured they would just tear off.The end of a beautiful day. I couldn't help but try to get a pic of the setting sun across the lake.
It was lots of fun hearing and seeing things that were important to her and I got to learn a few more things about my mother-in-law.
I've gotten to take a couple of trips to bountiful myself. One of my favorite places is my grandparents home where I spent many countless hours as a child.
I surely hope you get to take your "trip to bountiful" sometime. It's fun to go back and open doors in our minds to memories that are waiting there to be remembered again.