Maybe you can go back after all.

Somebody once said ‘You can’t go home again’ (?? Wolfe maybe?) or words to that effect.  Up until now I believed them but last week I went back to my hometown while Susie went to Georgia with a couple of her sisters to visit yet another sister.   I had a pleasant week catching up on gossip, births, deaths, affairs and the like. I also drank a few cans of beer at a the Eagles lodge and the Knights of Columbus hall.  I am currently writing a column about it for my newspapers but it won’t be done for a few days. 

Here is a picture of a bit of the town taken from one of my favorite vantage points along the tracks going into town.

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I pulled our camper down there and stayed in the next town over in a small rural campground. Since  I love taking pictures of railroad tracks, I snapped this picture just after dawn on my morning walk from the campground. 

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About geetwo

I am a 69 year old (in 2009) retired I.T. consultant. My wife, Susie and I travel in an RV 6 to 8 months a year. I write a humor / travel column for several print publications on a weekly basis.
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2 Responses to Maybe you can go back after all.

  1. Julie says:

    “You Can’t Go Home Again” was written by Wolfe and is the story of a writer who has written a novel about his hometown. He can’t go home again because his friends/family weren’t too keen on his portrayal of him.

  2. Paula Irvin says:

    Love the sound of the train on the track. Love the excitement of being on the tracks and all of a sudden a train appears in the distance and you know you better get off the tracks fast. Love the smell of the grass beside the tracks. Love the fact that no house will be built on the tracks and block the view. Just takes me back to being a kid in Anderson, IN. and at grandmas house on the deadend street. It was her house, and then her empty lot and up the slope, there were the tracks. The engineers would always wave. It was glorious! By the way, it was 108 W. Oak St. Never forget it.
    Paula

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