I am still participating in Shoot It 365 but wanted to tell you a story about a memory or two from Christmas before I brought you up-to-date on my progress. This year I did my usual five state shuffle and arrived at my sister’s on the Thursday before Christmas. We babysat for my great-nephew that evening and that was fun! Children really make Christmas magical. I was looking forward to the holidays this year because my step-dad was going to join us for the first time in recent memory. He came on Saturday and we went to the Christmas Eve Eve service at Hope Church in Memphis. This was the second year we went to their service and it was as inspiring as last year.
After the service, we went out for dinner. My brother-in-law was driving my dad’s van so we could all fit in one car. He pulled into a parking space and commented to my niece that the car next to us looked like her old Subaru. Well, her old Subaru was my old Subaru first so I looked in the passenger window – it was definitely the same car! How can I be so sure? I took this photo and it explains why:
When I looked in the window and saw this I knew it was my old car. Why? Because those marks were made by my dog. She used to stand with her front paws on the armrest and her back paws on the back seat – and then lean on me. Seeing this brought back a flood of memories as Hershey has been gone for seven and a half years.
Another Memory or Two
Sometimes Hershey would put her front paws near the shift and end up turning on the heated seats. The first time she did that was during the summer and I had on shorts – I could not figure out why my ass was on fire!
Another thing we did was go to Burger King for lunch. I would order a Whopper Junior meal plus a cup of water for her. After I parked she would come in the front and curl up on the passenger seat. She drank her water from the cup in the cup holder and ate the french fries – my mother gave her her first french fry when she was a puppy. I haven’t been to a Burger King since she died.
Man, I miss that dog!