Saturday, September 21, 2013
Sometimes The Past Makes An Unexpected Visit
and your doing very good,
that takes you back to another life.
Garden and Guns magazine arrived
and come upon an article
"built to last"
an article featuring Braxton Dixon.
Many memories of this talented one.
When children were young, business was thriving,
my Jamie was on the way
an addition was added to a beautiful home.
Braxton did this addition and this home was featured
in the Nashville, Tennessean.
On to another wonderful home.
This was an English Tudor in Nashville and Braxton
helped me remodel. This home was featured in Southern Living.
In a few years
a divorce, most was lost and this one set out on her own
down the path of simplicity and vowed to restore her sanity.
Old farm house was found and Braxton helped me remodel
and add a wonderful great room that featured beautiful
old wood from a railroad station that was torn down in Kentucky.
Brax, so talented with his 7th grade education, learned all from his father
and is now 92 years old. Last time I saw him was when my oldest daughter
was visiting and we ran into him and newer wife at a restaurant.
He has built many a home for those who are famous in
the country music world. His first wife was so special to me.
Still use one of her special recipes for Italian Meat Balls.
I knew him well because he ordered material from us
at a time when a business was thriving.
Also enjoyed some wonderful Italian cooking in years
past with special Anna.
Sometimes it seems like yesterday
but in reality it was long ago.
Now I live in a cottage with the old farm house
in view as I turn down my
It took a long time
not to look back
at other lifestyles.
Then a magazine arrives today
and so much is playing through my mind.
Trying to just let it travel through,
do not dwell on it
and disappear once again
and it is interesting that my lifestyle at this time
is so different,
and most peaceful.
Guess you can never totally erase your past.