Merry Christmas, everybody!
We took a quick pre-Christmas trip to Kentucky to see the folks.
I took this picture from my brother's property. My father lives in the house in the lower right corner. My brother & father essentially share a drive way, and it is quite steep.
The small house just to the left is where my Grandparents spent their final years, after they sold their place on Montgomery Creek to one of their sons. The house is currently owned by an uncle who has spent the last couple of years in a nursing home, so it has been unoccupied for awhile.
A little further down the road & you can't quite see it because of the trees, my aunt has a large house. She is elderly and someone stays with her all the time now. I visited her while I was there, and she seems pretty weak, so I'm kind of worried about her. A first cousin & her family lives right next door, in a house my aunt & uncle used to live in before they built the "new" house.
Across the small valley is what used to be the main road through Knott County - it runs along Troublesome Creek. Around the curve of that road is Hindman Elementary school, where I went to first & second grade. Up on the hill across the road is a cemetery where my grandparents and some other relatives are buried. Less than a mile down the road is the cemetery where my mother is buried.
I guess it's home.