I was dozing off in my little house at noon the other day to the lullaby of a train whistle.
The tracks sit just a block and a half away.
When I awoke later, I smiled thinking my Grandma used to do the same thing in her own little white house that rested by the rails eighty miles west of here.
Grandma’s home was directly across the street from the elementary school where she worked as a teacher. I loved playing school while helping Grandma set up her classroom each August for the returning students.
Sharpening yellow No. 2 pencils was my job.
I’ve working now with elementary school kids, too.
Just like Grandma.
And I still love No. 2 pencils.
Grandma’s sweet little house sat two blocks south from the town library where we’d always check out as many hardcover books as we could carry.
My library today is the same short distance from my little white house and I’m still known to take more than a few great reads back home.
Traveling the sidewalks back to my place tonight with my latest bound ‘treasures’, I couldn’t help but think my own home looks just like Grandma’s little white house.
I wondered have I become my grandmother?
I am a grandma after all.
Yet I do know for one thing for sure.
Grandma never rocked and rolled down in her basement.