The house is empty, the boxes are loaded in the truck, and my parents are officially moving across the country. My family exchanged our favorite memories over an email chain, and I was deeply tempted to post it here and bore everyone except us. Instead, here are a few that come to mind.
I miss the woods, the tunnels, the river.
I miss my bedroom with the best bed and the glow-in-the-dark stars, and climbing out onto the roof.
I miss Rita's 5 days a week.
I miss the fireplaces and the fire pit and the pool.
I miss sledding into the neighbor's lawn, walking to the JWalks, the bats flying overhead.
I miss the brothels and ghost stories (that's for you, Parker).
I miss our crazy ward.