In my world of dreams, I would love to be in a place like Americus, Georgia right now. As I write this post, I'm listening to a weather report predicting near zero temperatures (Farenheit, not Celsius) later this week here in upstate New York.
|One day, spring will return|
But, all is not calm. This past week, Americus also suffered a tragedy. Two police officers were killed by a suspect in a domestic violence dispute, who, in turn, killed himself hours later.
The officers had grown up together, and were good friends. Living in a smallish community myself, I can mourn with the people of Americus and the couple who own the bed and breakfast where my spouse and I stayed on our one visit to Americus.
I have blogged several times about the Americus area. It isn't that far from Andersonville, the most notorious prison in our American Civil War. And it isn't that far from Plains, Georgia, where former President Jimmy Carter grew up. It is where the non profit Habitat for Humanity started. There are other stories in Americus - some inspiring, some showing more of the evil side of humankind.
Perhaps one day, we will return. It is a fascinating place. And the owner of this bed and breakfast takes such wonderful nature and flower photos.
Americus Garden Inn.)
In the meantime, I can dream, can't I?