If you could travel back in time & visit a particular time period, which time would you visit? I think I’d love to visit the late 1800’s-early 1900’s, but I could come up with many, many other times, too.

Any particular time or place you’d love to visit? I’d love to visit some earlier Tuscan villas with ladies baking bread and working the vineyards or maybe some old French countryside, walking and talking with the ladies harvesting the lavender fields or just having breakfast. Talking about old recipes and how they felt about their families, civil issues, wars and such. I’d also like to spend some time in Kansas, with all of my Grandpa Stump’s family as children. It’s always nice to understand where the culture comes from… and the attitudes. Just to see how they really lived.

Most of us romanticize about how we think they lived or what may have beset them in their every day lives. We can speculate as to how they worked or dealt with family issues; one on one. I made a joke today about if you missed one of my Grandma Dorothy’s parties, I think she would have drove over and got you. You’d better be dead if you missed it, cause if not, she’d probably kill ya. Not really, I was just kidding about the physical part;  I don’t think that I ever saw her hit anybody, ever, but she just had a wonderful way about her that brought our families together and often.

And so many others I’d love to talk to…

Wouldn’t you like to know what caused the “Falling-Out,” as its usually referred to, between family members? To see, if maybe, anything could have been done to correct it or to mend the fences? I know I would. Why so & so ______________, (whomever you just thought of here) don’t want someone or anyone for that matter in their lives?

Lots of unanswered questions that I want to ask. A million different places I want to see. So many people I want to meet.

I know we can’t go back, but it’s always nice to dream a little.

What about you?

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere. ~ Carl Sagan

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