Michelle Lansdale: “Sassafras Jack and Louise”

“Yesterday’s gone on down the river and you can’t get it back.” ~Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

When I was born, my parents brought me from the hospital to my grandparents’ house. Of course I don’t remember that happening, but maybe that day has something to do with the peace I still feel when I step through the threshold of that old house—which, by the way, my husband and I own and lease. I think if I could sit alone in the house for a few hours, the memories of my childhood might slip under my skin and settle in for a while. I’d love to relive every moment I ever spent with my grandparents.
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