PawPaw always told Mama that she lived too much in the past, and in his view, why bother? The Mater would always say, “Dude, if I hadn’t gone back into the past, you wouldn’t be here right now (a story for another time).” That normally shut him up, until the next time, the past would rear it’s head. The Mater went back into the past to get me in a way (The Alabama Scottish Terrier Rescue Association is HQ’ed in Montgomery, Alabama, where Mama lived for ten years), and look what a great idea that was! So, when Mama had a chance to meet up with an old friend, someone she shared very happy memories of and with, she hopped in the car and drove to Charlotte yesterday (about 90 minutes each way, traffic willing), leaving me in the care of our neighbors across the street….many texts were exchanged, mostly reports on how well I was doing (breathing, eating, playing with ball, went walkies several times, made doodles)….but I digress. Mama had a wonderful time, learned a great deal about sediment and streams, had no problems reconnecting with her friend, and came home, a happy camper. I guess I am curious to know your feelings about the past….some of you had terrible pasts, some of you came straight home from your Breeder….we’ve all come thru some turbulent times…but let’s humor the Mater, and let us know what you think about “The Past”. In case you are wondering, the above stencil , it has been painted on an actual parking lot in Charlotte right by The Revolution Sports Complex, and shows how sediment flows off pavement and parking lot, into streams, clogging the streams and in effect, killing them. It is part of a bigger installation, the ultimate goal being to demonstrate what we can do to save our streams, encourage birds and bees……you get the idea. The paint is the same type that is used to stripe interstates, designate handicapped areas, and warn about curbs, so it has a long shelf life. The stencils were made from specially cut Yoga mats. How cool is that ? That’s Mama’s friend from the past !