We have covered almost seven states. My old knees feel it. Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky and now in Ohio, where our roots grow deep. I’m tired and blessed to be with my next oldest sister.

Need I say I am tired?

Pamela Loxley Drake is a Beaverton resident and self-described lifelong “farm girl.” You can contact her at pamldrake@gmail.com.