Friday, March 9, 2012

Thematic Photographic 186 - Past Its Prime

Every trek to Mexico Beach, takes us through the
very small town (if you want to call it that) of
Two Egg, Florida

In July 2003, it took on a little more of a meaning to us. We had spent 4th of July at Mexico Beach and were heading home.
About two hours earlier, an engagement had happened, sitting on the beach, on a windy morning. The proposal had been in private. We started home excited about the future and anxious about how the kids would all react. My children were younger and were with us.
As we rounded the corner in Two Egg, the boat started to lean so we pulled over.
A flat tire…
So in front of this little store, closed for some time now, we stood, away from the rain, while my now-fiancé, changed a flat tire.
We decided while he was busy with the tire, I would let the boys know we were planning to get married.

(across the lane from the store - they went hand in hand)

And I did and all was well. Smiles then the normal enthusiam of male beings over the things that make women happy and giddy.
Many more trips have been made to the beach and back past this little country store, past its prime. Each passing leads to us saying, “hey, remember what happened here?” and then the kids roll their eyes and we all laugh. Sometimes it is a call to other car (when traveling separate), “guess where I am.” We actually consider this spot, the engagement spot, as opposed to the beach and the sand and sea.
About two years ago, as we rolled through, the grey building was gone. The grocery store was still standing , but pieces were being removed.  It still stands today, but way past its prime, with a missing front porch and signs.

Last spring my son drove his car( and his brother) to the beach, for the first time. He started out a couple hours before us. As we began our trip the phone rang, and the question raised, “guess where I am…”
Thematic Photographic Meme
Thank you!


Terra said...

Nice trip down memory lane.

FancyHorse said...

The pictures are very good, but I love the story that goes with them! The "Guess where I am" part especially! Part of your family legacy, and the beginning of your legacy as a blended family!

Bob Scotney said...

Your story makes these photos even more unique.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Beautiful story, lailani.

And I love the pic of the old grey building.

Sandi McBride said...

Love this, I mean LOVE this...made me giddy

Little Nell said...

Your relationship is clearly not past its prime - lovely story!