Looks like we are in a midst of a snow storm and I am at 1515.
We had a little last night, and the cousins made it
back safely to Indianapolis.
We had a Charleston Riot
After much discussion we decided to trudge ahead since the
bulk of the storm had not hit us yet.
Piled in the city van
1st stop was the Will Rogers under renovation
we are hoping to have our play about
Dennis Hanks and the Riot here.
the mirror in the lobby, I think of the faces that have looked into
it, my parents on a date, my Grandparents and even myself in
a new bookstore is opening and we stopped by
they are going to host our authors for book signings
looking over the site of where the Civil War Encampment
will be and the site of the Lincoln Douglas debate
oh no...starting to snow!
Better head home!
stopped for some lunch, cousin Sheryl barely got me home
heavy wet snow
and as I looked down the side walk to the steps a
memory flooded over me
the winter of 1978
My brother and I were going to college in Charleston
we had a blizzard just 2 months after my father died.
So we stayed with Grandad at 1515
Jackson street was brick back then
the tires were frozen to the street
I remember my brother taking the tire iron and trying to free them
I can still see the Green Torino at the base of the stairs
Grandad spent the evening drinking his Sprite, rolling around the
dining room in his wheelchair, filtering through old papers and pictures.
1515 always brings a flood of memories
This one was verified when I heard them say on the news
"35 years ago today, we had another snow storm on
March 24, 1978"
I knew just where I was.............
In the arms of 1515
just like I am tonight