I love the story in the video below. Each Sunday morning I tape Sunday Morning on CBS to watch after church. I started watching when Charles Kuralt was the host. Each time he went “On the Road” in his van, it seemed that I was traveling with him. Over the years I’ve taken road trips with family and friends–they have been some of the best adventures. When I saw this segment on a woman of a certain age, Inda Lou Lambert Schell who was also a fan of Charles Kuralt and his favorite places from “On the Road”, I knew it would be fun to watch.
Miss Lou and her husband of over 50 years had thought about going to some of Charles Kuralt’s favorite places that he had written about in his book “Charles Kuralt’s America” which featured 12 of his favorite places in America. As would happen Miss Lou’s husband passed away, but she was not to be deterred. She enlisted the assistance of her sister, informed her children that she was about to spend their inheritance, and with their blessings she and her sister set out to spend a month in each of the 12 places featured in the book. Even with her sister getting ill and having to go home, Miss Lou completed her journey, even writing a book “Revisiting America”.
As Miss Lou says “God takes care of old ladies and crazies”. What’s your excuse for not doing something out of the norm that you have always wanted to do. Remember “thisisyourbestyear”–God takes care of us all.
D' MarieJuly 5, 2015 at 8:32 pm
Guess what? I actually spent a night in Chatom, Alabama, last year! I love this story. Vincent and I love taking road trips. This is inspiring.
thisisyourbestyearJuly 5, 2015 at 9:45 pm
I love road trips too. My cousin and I just got back from one stopping at all kinds of places. One time a friend and I went to Wiley College and decided to drive back on highway 80. We ate our way back to North Texas.
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[…] #1 Old Ladies And Crazies Can I just say that the old, crazy ladies in the post are my heroes. They epitomize what “thisisyourbestyear” is about. We may be women of a certain age, but we are not the same. We do not fit a particular mold. Mrs. Inda Lou Lambert Schell did not let the death of her husband deter her, she decided to travel just like they had planned. She went on with her life. Her post is: http://thisisyourbestyear.com/2015/07/05/old-ladies-and-crazies/ […]