Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bon Voyage!


The time had come for my family to pack all our belongs from Apartment 1A and travel across the blue expanse my father traced with his finger across our Atlas. Thoughts of Magellan slipping over the horizon became my own. Home was a fearful new place with friends I hoped to have. My mother soothed my worrying with dressmaker visits and a Bon Voyage outfit to match her own.


My cute little brother in his short pants and jacket kept a secret from everyone he greeted as we crossed the gangplank onto the deck of the USS Constitution. Bupsy his pet turtle was nestled in the bottom of my mother's purse, a lettuce leaf to keep him quiet.

Our days were filled with activities, our evenings with glamor. My mother in her long white gloves, my father in his uniform so tall and handsome. Bupsy between the sheets of my brothers berth. New York Harbor just ahead, Lady Liberty welcoming us from just beyond the rail. Streamers trailing into the water, cheers that said this was the best Place to Be. American kids once again, adventures awaiting our arrival.

17 comments:

E said...

What a cutie and WOW your childhood adventures !

Perfectly Printed said...

Loving your latest creation! And I can't wait for more of the story!!

chris

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Imagining your childhood adventure sounds beautiful and amazing! Such a cute new creation too! Smiles, xx Holly

Ina said...

beautifully described...as always. ;p

Holly Loves Art said...

So cute and just love your creative writing! Hope you're having a great day!

Debby said...

You have had an interesting life. Love hearing the stories.

RetroSandie said...

Another really cool "piece" of your childhood....happy memories! I love your stories!
**Ooh-a little birdie told me...a surprise will be coming to you soon...
Hugs!!!

craftyles said...

I can just imagine the little turtle put into safe keeping. Your latest creations look amazing. I'm glad my words gave you something to think about. I'm so excited for you in your new adventure! Darn, you should go back and see if the wooden bowls are still there!LOL

Shirley Hatfield said...

Where were you moving from...across the sea? I would love to know. I love these stories! =D

vivian said...

where were you living that you moved from ? everyone wants to know girlfriend.. do tell!
xoxo

vintage grey said...

So sweet, and I can't wait to her about the adventures that awaited you! xo Heather

Kim K. said...

You really do have such amazing life adventures, Elizabeth. Thank you for your kind words on my blog. Today was a tough day, but heaven has inherited an amazing lady. We're not telling Emma until we pick her up from band camp on Saturday.

LBP said...

I love the thoughts of a turtle eating lettuce in your mother's purse!

Blessings

Linda

Pieceful Bits said...

Hi E!

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Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Ooo! You're such a wonderful writer! I could hear the ships horn! ♥

Sandy said...

Blissful tale to accompany a darling creation!

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