Time Out With Trish
No matter how far I roam, Amite will always be home and is always in my heart. So from eastern Kentucky this Amite native writes, because my dearest and life-long friend who just happens to own the newspaper, believes that some of you might enjoy me sharing my experiences or opinions occasionally. I trust her instincts more than my own and I am overjoyed to be a part of the Amite Tangi Digest again. So today it is about summer. The great memories of my summers and now making summer memories with my children and grandchildren.
I grew up on a 40 acre farm east of Amite with my parents and six siblings. My family worked hard all year to make ends meet. As a reward for all of our hard work our parents took us on a two week vacation each summer. It was much better than Christmas morning for us. We traveled across the United States visiting some amazing natural and historical sites. Needless to say that with nine people traveling in one vehicle and camping it was quite the experience. We traveled to the Grand Canyon, Washington D.C., Mount Rushmore, Indian reservations, the Rocky Mountains, the Smoky Mountains and so many more places. I was always so grateful that my parents made this happen. Looking on it now I realize just how hard it must have been for them to save the money and to endure seven children being in such close proximity to one another. The memories are my fondest from my childhood, but the educational aspect was something I deeply appreciate. I believe that was the effect my dear mother had hoped for her children.
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