TURTLE HOUSE AT ELVIRA’S ROOST, MT OLIVE SHORES, POLK CITY, FLORIDA

January 2, 2022

Our Lucky Coin

Yes, I know it has been some time since I wrote a blog. But what the hey, I’m going to try and get going again. I can’t promise that each one is going to hit a home run. I’m sure some will have a good bit of trouble making it to first base. Be that as it may.

So let’s get caught up. As best as we can.

The Christmas Holiday saw our driveway full of RV’s from one end to the other. The one under the port is our current rig. The one behind it is our first rig. A total of 76 feet of RV’s. Our first rig now belongs to my son Paul and his wife Brittany. Meaning, we were blessed with their company for the Christmas Holiday. Moreover, since they are selling their house in Ohio they will be living down in their rig here in our community for three months at another site. A site right behind our home on the other block. We look forward to their company for the next three months.

One of my special gifts at Christmas was from a very special guy named Proton. A special coffee mug thanking me for all his belly rubs and for always picking up after him. Proton, by the way, is no longer a runner. If we let him out without a leash he either goes to the car or to the RV. In addition he is stuck to me like glue. Wherever I go, he is sure to follow.

In terms of home improvements there have been many. However, this one is special. This is a Tiffany style lamp that my dad himself made many, many, many years ago. I can still remember watching him build it in his workshop behind our house. Panel by panel, hour after hour he would work. It hung first in the dining room in the house where I grew up. We now proudly display it over our kitchen table.

Finally, about that coin. It is a 1928 silver dollar that once belonged to Barb’s dad. It has been a symbol of good luck and hope for years untold. It was handed down to us and has always hung above the front door of every house we lived in. Well, we wanted to do the same in this our new house. Only one problem, we lost it in the folds of one of our new chairs. We were to the point of actually taking the chair completely apart to find it. But then we got lucky. Within the suspect chair we discovered a special zippered compartment. I have no idea why it is there. However, when on January 1st I unzipped it – there it was! Our lucky coin now hangs as it should above the front door of our home.

So there you have it, a little bit of what we’ve been up too. We’re entering this New Year with thankful hearts and a great deal of hope and optimism. If all goes well Barb will have her one knee replaced in the near future. Then, come April we’ll be back on the road again for six plus months. Life is good.

Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before. And so we shall.

6 thoughts on “TURTLE HOUSE AT ELVIRA’S ROOST, MT OLIVE SHORES, POLK CITY, FLORIDA

  1. It’s good to hear from you again. Having family close by is a great way to start the new year and your house is starting to sound like your HOME with the added special touches. So happy Proton has realized he has a good home and the need to run has left his little body. Enjoy your winter in sunny Florida before hitting the road again.

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    1. It was indeed great to have family for Christmas. Now, my sister is heading south and should be here toward the end of January. Yes, our house has become our home and we are so happy with it. Have a great day.

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  2. So nice to see a post from you again! Sounds like you had a nice Christmas holiday with family visiting. I love the Tiffany style lamp hanging over your table. Before I even read the paragraph below, I noticed it and admired it. I love stained glass. I did it as a hobby for a while years ago, but I got away from it. So I can appreciate what it took for your dad to make that lamp shade. It is a beautiful treasure. So glad you found that lucky coin. Prayers for Barb’s knee surgery and a speedy recovery. You’ll be back on the road soon. My guess is you’ll love it, but at the end of the six months, you’ll be happy to be at your lovely home again. Happy New Year to you and yours! I hope 2022 holds all good things for you!

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