Jeffery W. Turner turns his attention now to his two children. This book is filled with stories about their childhood lives and experiences. The notes cover things that involve all children: their birth, when they were sick, how they started walking, times with their grandparents, special holiday times, the houses that were home, beloved pets lost, and leaving the nest. If you are a parent with grown up children you will identify with these tales. They tell the story of the lives of two children as seen through the eyes of their father as they grew up. And paint a picture we have lived as parents, one our own children will see when they too have kids one day.
The author has rated this book G (all ages).
That day was a trip down Memory Lane seeing what had been the fabric of our lives. On the way to eat lunch, we saw a big slice of our past in just a couple of hours. Just as Pete saw his life go back and forth before his eyes in that short scene in Always, we saw a big part of our lives go by as we drove down those once frequently traveled roads.
So Hap was right you see, time is a funny thing. Things and places change and sometimes they don’t, even though decades have flown past. What was still is, even though the world and time has moved on at least in our memories. Hence, they should not be forgotten and should be tucked away in our hearts and minds to be revisited from time to time. When we go back to our old haunts, we see where we came from and recall important events from our lives once more.
Maybe that is why I write. In a way, recording the past helps us make drives like we did that day. The written remembrances are a trip down memory’s long interstate highway, and recording these events keeps them from fading away in our rear-view mirrors. Hence, our family will keep going down time’s long road by you recalling the tales in this book. Hopefully one day, by your own extended families and kids. Then one day you can tell them time’s a funny thing too, just like Hap told Pete.
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