I’m all tucked into this charming cabin in Jacobs Lake Arizona, an hour from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.


Two days after high school graduation, I loaded up my 250.00 car that many thought I’d paid too much for. I went on to my job as a maid on the North Rim. Eventually, I worked my way up to a Hotel Porter; carrying bags for hotel guests, emptying trash cans, keeping the front desk loaded with ice. They said it was a job for men, as part of it was delivering drunk individuals to their rooms.
They said a girl couldn’t do it – I just had to show them I could do the job. I did it well.


It was that summer when I fell in love with a would be Methodist minister, had a knife held to my throat by a co-worker (that’s a story), kept a squirrel as a pet that had lost its foot in a trap, and led my church’s church services for tourists and in so doing found my own voice for the first time.


I’m tempted to go walk down memory lane tomorrow.


Today, I had the joy and honor of doing two speeches for the Colorado City, Arizona community. The audience was a delight and the mayor has already asked if I’d come back. Yes!
I also got to talk on the phone with my Ailsa for at least 2-3 hours! Helping be a sounding board for a school project and other mom honors— to which she said it was like I wasn’t even gone ❤️ #momheart


Well, I’m going to enjoy the 1950’s tourism now. Good night ❤️


Added: Found out this was built in 1923, so  it just got cuter!


#memorylane #nostalgia #motherhood #grit #women