I was going to keep this short, but then that would not be the whole story.
The truth is we needed help.
My sister and I wanted to take my parents, a 92-year-old friend, and his daughters to Moses Cone Estate.
My parents had not been there in years due to mobility issues. They wanted to return with their friend.
My sister contacted Ranger Chuck to help make this happen.
We planned the date. The ranger arranged help for us to push the wheel chair back up the steep hill.
My parents and their friend watched both the wonderful films about the Cone family history.
Then there was a surprise. We got to go in the kitchen.
We had been coming here for over fifty years and never set eyes on this part of the mansion.
My woodworker daddy had to see how the drawers were made.
Ranger Chuck gave a talk about the family history and the house.
They even assisted in taking photographs of our whole crew.
I guess this post wasn’t really about the kitchen.
It was about kindness. It was about going above and beyond duty.
We were making memories with family and long-time friends.
It was the first time in the kitchen, but with all of us together again…
it felt like home.