I plan to do just that, Mary, sometime in June, I hope.
He will have to learn a third dialect there, because I've been out of the mountains for many years and though I can revert back to the speech in a matter of minutes, he hasn't heard much of it at all. He's going to have to google all the new words and I'm afraid even Google won't recognize many of them.
He's taking guitar lessons and has been taking them for a year now. He's getting good! I gave him his Pop-Pop's guitar and his dad is getting it all tuned up for him. He's excited. I hope that interest continues.
I hope you are right, Caroline, I hope he remembers.
He seems to expect things like that from me. On Saturday after we were letting the clay dry a bit, he asked me what we could do next or if i had any ideas for another clay project and I told him I needed to run to the grocery for a few things. I asked if he wanted to go to Walmart to 'look around at toys' or if he wanted to run to the local grocery which would take only a few minutes. No toys there.
He didn't hesitate. "Lets run to our grocery, Nana, and not waste time at Walmart. We have things to do here at home."
I loved that answer, I hope his attitude doesn't change. I'm a realist though, so I just treasure every little visit now.
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