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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

a secret walk

I am so happy to be back. My internet is fixed after two and a half weeks, and I can now start posting again and catching up with all of you, my wonderful friends. 

While I was in Atlanta, my daughters and grandchildren took me for a walk. Yes, I was able to walk pain free, and although I have a had a little setback with a ligament in one of my knees, it was wonderful to be able to walk with my grandchildren for the first time.


Both of my daughters live in Grant Park in the midst of Atlanta. It is a wonderful old city neighborhood filled with bungalows and old Victorian houses and one old farmhouse from the 1850's, which my oldest daughter and her family live in. I love looking at all of the homes, but that day we were headed for a secret walk. 


For just a block from my daughters home, which is located on a busy city street, is this secret lane. It is a hidden country oasis that beckoned me in. 


Suddenly, the noises of the city were replaced with serenity and the sounds of birds singing and unknown small animals rustling in the undergrowth. 

I felt transported as to time and place.


As if I had been taken, somehow to a different place altogether.


At the end of the lane there is a railroad track. A track where trains normally run only at night. But on this magical day, we were rewarded with an engine to the delight of the children.



I hated to leave this magical place, but at the end we were greeted by these beautiful knockout roses.


And I left, knowing, that I would be able to return again when I make Atlanta my home.

For those of you who have been following my progress with trying to get back my possessions, I have heard that she did not appeal. Now, I have to mail in a writ of possession and have the sheriff serve her again. Then, hopefully she will agree to let me get my things. If not, I have to file criminal charges, which is something I do not want to do. 



 

19 comments:

  1. That was a nice little get away for you. I wish you all the luck getting your own things back. xoxo,Susie

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  2. I love the country setting there too. It is also similar to our village on Lake Erie. So glad to hear the knees are getting better. Trix

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  3. What a beautiful surprise right in the heart of the city. I imagine living in Atlanta will be very satisfying for you, especially living close to your children. I never figured out what happened with your possessions, but I hope you get them back in good form. Sending you all my best, ShannonAnn

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  4. What a wonderful little walk in such adorable company! Such a terrible ordeal to be going through with your possessions, hope it goes through without a hitch and what is yours will be in your own hands again soon! Cheers~

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  5. So glad to hear that your internet got fixed and that your knees are pain free! I have been in Grant Park before and it is a charming area!!! I didn't realize that your daughter lived there. Her home sounds fabulous! That hidden road looks like a wonderful place to stroll. Sounds like you had a great time during your visit here. Hoping that everything gets cleared up soon with getting your pocessions back! What a mess!!!

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  6. I'm so glad you are back and what a lovely walk you shared with us. Atlanta does have many hidden charms! I know you will be happy when you are living here close to your daughters! fingers crossed that the retrieval of your possessions goes smoothly.

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  7. What a wonderful walk with your grandchildren! It will be so nice when you get moved close to you daughters. Hoping all goes well with getting your possessions back!

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  8. Atlanta is so beautiful -- and the discovery of that sweet lane just sends you back to an earlier time! Hope all goes well with the property, and that the pesky rash is over and done!

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  9. Welcome back sweet Laura!!! What a wonderful walk and in such great company! Your photos are beautiful. So glad that awful woman didn't appeal. Hope you get your things back soon.

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  10. What a beautiful walk! So glad you can walk with your grandchildren. :) We just drove thru Atlanta on our way to NC, but we didn't have any extra time to stop.
    If the woman doesn't give you your belongings she is asking for criminal charges...don't feel bad.
    hugs,
    Marie

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  11. That looks like such a pretty and peaceful place to walk! Happy to hear you are back walking again.

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  12. What a lovely little hide away walk. I'd like that too!

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  13. What a beautiful walk with the family, I am so happy for you. Hope you get your things back quickly so you can move forward and be done with this nutty woman.

    Cynthia

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  14. Welcome back! I love finding hidden places like this. So glad you are doing so well with the walking!

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  15. What a lovely hidden place! I love things like this. You've been through such an ordeal, Laura, I hope it will be over soon and that your things will be returned to you. It's looking more positive. Let's keep hoping.

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  16. What a wonderful place to find. Always special in a busy city. Best of luck to you in getting back your possessions.

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  17. some of the best memories in life come from blessed walks like that .. loved this so much

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  18. Not sure if my comment went through- Anyway- glad to catch up with you and hope you get your things back. Love your photos and story that joins them. Finally got a working computer- xo Diana

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  19. What a wonderful walk! I hope everything will turn fine for you.

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