Goodbye old porch. I will miss putting my feet up on your balusters. I will miss your beautiful ocean breezes. I will miss your spectacular sunrises and sunsets.
Goodbye dog beach…walks in the moonlight, walks in the gloaming, walks in the foggy other world.
Goodbye short beach…goodbye old coast guard station. I will miss the view of you from my windows. I will miss walking you at sunrise and sunset. I will miss hearing the waves of the Atlantic lap your rocky shore. I will miss watching the storm waves crashing against the cliffs of little Nahant. I will miss hearing the families walking home over the park after a day on your sandy beach.
Goodbye beautiful kitchen where we watched the softball games in the park across the way while we ate our dinner- where we worked to strip decades of old flooring to create a beautiful wooden floor from what was underneath- where we blew out birthday candles and welcomed new grandchildren, and congratulated new master’s degree holders, and said farewell to friends and family that passed away while we lived here.
Goodbye so many happy Christmas memories with family and friends. Goodbye Christmas tree lot in the parking lot and watching the island families coming to pick up their trees.