may 11, 2019

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“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ~ Michael Altshuler

 

Goddard Bridge 1

 

Hero, Shero, and I had a Mother’s Day weekend adventure today. We traipsed through four Eastern Kentucky counties, saw lots of people, ate lots more food, and visited one covered bridge. The Goddard White covered bridge in Fleming County sits off highway 32 between Morehead and Flemingsburg. It has been photographed a great deal because, well, look at it! The delightful Methodist Church nestled in a picturesque valley sits near center of the bridge opening making for a serene photo, a nod to the old times. Too bad my photos have a redneck pickup truck in them. At least you can’t see the ball sack hanging off the back bumper. Little else can ruin a moment like that sight, let me tell ya. Plus, it just ruined my compositions.

 

Goddard Bridge 2

 

According to the signs, it’s unknown when the first Goddard bridge was built, but this bridge was “reconstructed” in 1968. It reminds me a lot of the Switzer bridge reconstructed after the 1997 flood on the Elkhorn. I’m now inspired to go back to see the Colville Covered Bridge in Bourbon County I discovered with Stacy, Greg Davis, and Sandy Davis in 2013. I think covered bridges are good for the soul. They sure are good for mine.

 

Goddard Bridge 3

3 Responses

  1. Yeah….what an adventure and the most wonderful Mother’s Day gift was you who was our chauffeur. In regards to the covered bridge, I wish now I had pulled up some of this beautiful purple flowers that dad said I couldn’t have. 😆

  2. Michael Terry

    Love how you bring out the “good” that’s in-bedded in the charm of simpler times captured in the pictures of barns, bridges, and buildings from long ago. You are an artist in word and images caught on the canvas of life. Thank you for you’re ongoing effort to capture the “good” that we oftentimes take for granted. Keep journaling the life and times of Kopana Lynn Terry. You remind me of Laura Ingals Wilder who did much the same.
    Your Cousin
    Mike

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