Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday drives with Dad

I remember Sunday drives
Dad would call
“Everybody in the car!”
and off we would go
down the country roads
looking at the fall colors
or searching for walnut trees
to gather nuts from

We weren’t concerned
with seatbelts back then
Dad would let us sit on his lap
and steer the car.
And we all screamed
“Faster! Faster!”
when going up a hill
and gasp and giggle
when we lost our stomachs 
on the way down the other side

The open window
brings the fall breeze
and memories
of Sunday drives with Dad

1 comment:

  1. a lovely write that brought back memories of our own week-end family outings...we weren't concerned with seatbelts "back then" a nice touch