Thursday, January 27, 2011
Watch out! Look up! Falling ice! It's a frozen fire escape on Free Street, with treacherous steps with every move. Escape from the Great White North? My Mom and Dad lived their entire life, for the most part, within the confines of the great state of Maine. One sister moved West to Oregon, when her husband got relocated. Someday, she says they will return to the East. But where? Another sister ventured to Florida about 15 years ago and seems quite content there. My brother and I are basically 'lifers' here, although he lived in Massachusetts for a short time. Elenka's parents moved from Jersey (can it really be) 22 years ago to warmer climate of Florida, in a move that really shocked their two daughters. People can change! So just where does that leave us? Will we make an 'escape' to the South someday? You just never know. I must admit, we've thought about it recently, especially when we get a stretch of temps like our recent ones. I love this state dearly, everything about it. However, as that aging process kicks in a bit more each year, those warmer climes are looking better and better all the time. That change, if it happens, will be a very difficult move to make. Ah... an escape.