I just finished fixing what will be my last batch of Chili in in this house or Florida for that matter.

Yes, it is a lot, but with all the stuff being packed, we have to rely on food that can be frozen and then reheated in the microwave rather than do the usual elaborate cooking.

I am not a very sentimental man, but after living in the same location for over two decades and then having to move, you start to find out you are about to deal with a lot of “last time” things.

I just know that the “last thing” that will tug at my heart the most will be the last look at the lake from our back porch: the view that got us to buy the house in the first place.

And then, it will time to go away, never come back and begin away a thousand miles away with the missus at my side,  a smile on my face and hope in my soul. This place and times relegated to memories.

“The soil of a man’s heart is stonier, Louis. A man grows what he can, and he tends it.

Stephen King

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

7 thoughts on “A bunch of “Last Times” coming.”
  1. Visit the Appalachian mountains when you get there. I live 12 hours away by car and still go often.

  2. Been there, done that a few times; but mostly, when I’ve been preparing to move, I’ve been too busy to think about things like that until after the fact.

    TBH, this is not what I was expecting when I saw the headline. 🙂

  3. Not easy to leave what you’ve built but you’re going with good company. Heres to memories to come and paths yet walked.

  4. Judging by the size of that pot, you must be leaving this week.

    Good luck! Prayers with you for safe travels and a soft landing.

  5. East TN peeps welcome the like minded. tons of great of great times and chili await you in middle TN and east TN. Look forward.

  6. When I left my childhood home for the last time, I did a video walkthru of every room in the house narrating the whole time, including a memory of the room where one popped into my head. I haven’t needed to WATCH it, but I have it. It gave me a nice sense of finality and closing of a door.

    YMMV of course.

    n

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