“No matter how hard life gets, remember to go to bed grateful that you have one.”
This is the creek behind Mamaw’s house (now Aunt Janet’s) in West Liberty. It’s called Long Branch, and it empties a mile downstream into the Licking River. I spent half of my life playing in this creek. No trip home is complete without a peek at her. Yesterday, when I was home, I got just a peek before the day unraveled into something unexpected and unpleasant, causing me to miss this original post. Ultimately, the quote for today hits the mark for me.