“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were really meant to be in the first place.” ~ Paulo Coehlo

Eddie

Now here’s a fella you haven’t met yet but don’t take that to mean he’s any less important. Eddie Barker is just elusive. He always has been and he’s one of my all-time favorite people. Way, way back when I had just gotten my driver’s license, or maybe before …I’ve driven so long that not having a license never stopped me from going where I wanted to go <insert smiley face>. Anyway, I used to go stay with Eddie and Sally when their kids, Amanda and Eric, were super little. Eric wanted to marry me and take Mandy along to make biscuits because he thought she made great biscuits. Eddie missed a lot of our fun daytime events because he worked away in the coal mines. He has driven up to 4-5 hours a day every day to work in the mines in Kentucky and West Virginia. Now let me tell you, that’s dedication, but by golly he provided for his family and set a great example of a hard work ethic. I hadn’t seen Eddie in years when he found me at Pickin’ in the Park last week. Absolutely made my day. Truly one of the finest men I’ve ever known.

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