I left Wisconsin for Colorado 32 years ago. I’m living a wonderful life in Colorado with an amazing family and dear friends. But every once in awhile, I get a little homesick. My trip back to visit family and old friends a couple weeks ago was a lot of things…joyful, tearful, delightful, and even frightful once around the campfire. We shared wonderful meals, laughter, old stories, and memories. The people you come from shape who you are. But the place you come from is the backdrop for all the memories. The places even become memories themselves…the Queen’s Chair, the Fort, the Res, and the Woods. On Wisconsin.
Rustic (ruhs-tik) : def. 1. Suitable for the country. 2. Made of rough limbs of trees. 3. Of or resembling country folk. 4. Lacking in social graces or polish. 5. Simple, artless or unsophisticated. 6. Uncouth, crude, boorish, awkward. 7. Having rough surfaces. 8. Lacking refinement or elegance. 9. Charmingly simple.
I think there is an inherent allure to battered old barns, wooden fence posts or rusty nails. Charmingly simple.