SOL15 The Farm 4/31

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We’re going to the farm to celebrate Babcia’s birthday on Saturday.

The thing is…we’re not really going to the farm.  We won’t be going there again.  We’re going to Babcia’s new house.  The old house burned to the ground last year.  Everything in the house was lost.  Don’t worry.  Our Babcia was not harmed.

The farm was once a place where family and friends gathered. Often. The farm was once a place where you felt like you were immersed in another culture and another language. The farm was our tradition.  All of our holidays were spent at the farm. Birthdays were celebrated at the farm.  When we had a free afternoon, we all went to the farm.

The problem is that the house isn’t there anymore.  Babcia has a new house.  Someplace else.  Everything old and familiar that once had a story has now been replaced with something brand new.

Even though we are carrying on with some old traditions and making new memories in Babcia’s new house, I still say, “We’re going to the farm.”  Everyone silently understands.

We’re going to the farm to celebrate Babcia’s birthday on Saturday.

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