My name is Rose, and I hope you find Sock Box 10, a great place to visit, share stories, grab a recipe and just feel good.
The Hard Road
I thought I would begin by explaining the word ‘hard road’ that appears in my tag line because it might be new to you. I equate hard road with ‘main drag’. Years ago in rural areas these terms were used when someone asked for directions. The hard road was the road that was paved and usually the center of town. So, before the days of MapQuest and a GPS system, these terms were always used as a point of reference. Here’s a side note. My hometown currently has 4,000 residents and while growing up that number was 2,000. It wasn’t unusual for us to run up to the hard road when we heard the fire trucks to see what direction they were headed. Just an example of small town living. You gotta love it!
Outside of college, 3 1/2 years away because of a job and 14 years living 7 miles south of town, this is home. I feel fortunate to be living in this small town where I was born and raised and just like the tag line reads, I really do live one block off the hard road. You won’t believe this but I also grew up one block off the hard road, just on the opposite side of town.
I guess you could say the baking I’ve done over the years has given me the courage and the desire to enter the blogosphere. I do have a creative side, (I just know it’s there somewhere) I love to take pictures of food, just ask my neighbors and family and there is so much about community and people’s stories that I think is worth sharing.
Some of My Loves
People gathered around a table eating, talking, reminiscing, my faith and family, feeding people, holidays and spontaneous dance parties. Oh, and I need to mention that I use the word L-O-V-E a lot…a whole bunch!
Meet the Fam
Boyfriend (BF, Husband) and I have 3 grown children. I believe in my heart that my kids have an appreciation for the small town they were raised in and that experience is a big part of the adults they are becoming. LOVE them!