September 2023 – bloggers lost title

Oh my goodness – I’m pretty sure my traveling days are over – but I do have memories – so here goes…. Welcome to the latest edition of Where Bloggers Live. It’s kind of like HGTV’s “Celebrities at Home,” but…Bloggers! Who doesn’t like to peek behind the scenes and see inside people’s homes and lives.  Here is the “Where Bloggers Live” group – a group of ladies who live very diverse lives.  Be sure and check out their blogs –  Links to their blogs at the end.

I’ve been fortunate to be able to travel a good bit…  In my previous life 🙂 I worked for an international travel company.  There are still places I’d love to visit, but I don’t see that happening. Getting older and not moving so well.

So what ‘was’ in my suitcase when I traveled.  It surely wasn’t very exciting.

  • Clothes and shoes, of course.  And more clothes when it was to a cold climate.  And, if there was an ‘event’ (like maybe a wedding) special clothes & shoes.
  • Toiletries, make-up – all that uninteresting stuff.
  • Sometimes gifts for grandkids – and those were usually cross stitch that was framed with glass – so had to be packed extremely well.  Never had any break, so I guess I did a pretty good job.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I prayed that I would live to be able to attend all of my grandchildren’s high school graduations.  Grandkids were scattered around the country, so it was tricky.  But, I made it.  Texas (3 times), Tennessee, Missouri and 3 back home in Alabama.  Now I’m so very blessed to have married grandkids and great-grandkids.  However, now the travel has to be on their end.

I made it to the last grandson’s wedding last year (to Wisconsin in October).  I couldn’t have done it without #1 son who went with me – and wheel chairs in airports.

So, my post is a bit misleading – I never had very exciting things in my suitcase – but the suitcase went to some exciting places.

Be sure and check out my fellow bloggers to see their suitcases.

Bettye (our fearless leader) at Fashion Schlub
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Em at Dust and Doghair
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
Leslie at Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After
Sally at Within a World of My Own

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It’s so interesting to hear about your travels and how wonderful that you were able to be at all of your grandchildren’s graduations! What a wonderful grandmother you are!

Leslie Susan Clingan

What a precious post. So thankful that you were able to attend all of the high school graduations. That is saying something!! And of course, you gifted family with your beautiful needlework and had to pack it carefully in your suitcase to get it to them. I had UPS pack and ship some art the belonged to my father in KY to my daughter in Texas because I couldn’t fit in my suitcase. And couldn’t carry it on. BIG mistake. UPS mangled everything. It is all in terrible shape now. I should have tied a ribbon around it all and… Read more »

Daenel T.

I love that your prayers were answered and you were able to attend all of the important events with your family. Honestly, that’s really all us mothers want, right? To see our babies grown and happy.

Bettye L Rainwater

Oh, I always want to hear more about your travel career! Maybe we should add a post theme like, “what I was in a previous life,” or “favorite job(s) I have had”!

xoxo Bettye

Sally in St Paul

I have a mental image of your suitcase covered in stickers like from an old movie detailing all the places it (and you) went. You’d probably be into a second layer of stickers by the time you were done! It’s so great that your traveling days lasted long enough to see all the GK graduate from high school, all over the country!

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jodie filogomo

Not only did your suitcase get to travel to fun places, you got to go with it. It really is quite a learning experience to get to travel.
I’m so glad you were able to see all of the graduations.

em d

Well I am VERY happy to see that your prayers were answered, Iris; obviously so that you could move the big c to the rearview window…but so that your could celebrate all your family’s accomplishments. (Since I can speak freely here, I’d be happy with a couple of in-laws…let alone getting to meet a GK or two 🤞🏼.)
I think I remember reading in one of your posts that you worked in international travel…what adventures you must have had!