RTW -- 5 Things to Save

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.

This Week's Topic:
The house is on fire and you've only got time to grab five things. What are they?

I am operating under the assumption that my mom and all of my cats are out of the house.

The first thing I would take is my Grandma's nativity scene. My grandma sculpted it out of clay and painted it by hand when I was young. A relative thought I should have it and gave it to me as a graduation present.

My Stacy Westfall poster. A couple years ago, Stacy Westfall was at an event here in Michigan and I managed to talk my grandpa into driving three hours one-way to see her. While I was there, I got a poster of her famous bareback and bridleless performance. She wrote "Chase your dreams!" and signed it. For those of you who don't know who she is, she's an amazing horse trainer and reining competitor. She was the first woman to compete and win the Road to the Horse.

Lady's western bridle. A few years ago, I had a gray Quarter Horse mare named Lady. We only had her for about a year when she colicked and had to be euthanized. I still have her beautiful, western show bridle in my closet.

My Bible. It was gift by my godparents for my first communion. It's been with me almost for as long as I can remember. It's actually laying on my bed right next to me at the moment. And if my house burned down, I imagine I would need it.

Spock. He is my grandpa's laptop that I'm using until I go away to college. There's no way I could leave him behind.


Anonymous said…
It's funny how when you really think about it, you always end up taking the sentimental stuff! "Stuff" is just stuff.
Sarah said…
Love that your laptop is named Spock. :)
Alison Miller said…
I should give my netbook a name.

And I love the story behind the poster. Very sentimental.
Rebecca B said…
Also love that your laptop is named Spock! Great, meaningful choices.
I hadn't heard of Stacy Westfall before, but it's cool that you got the signed poster. Oh, and I love that the computer's name is Spock. That's great.
How cute that the laptop is named Spock :) You have some great items here, very sentimental.
Sarah said…
It's so interesting and touching to hear what you would take with you, the items you'd save if you had to lose everything else. Thanks for sharing!

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