Your descriptions of it back then and now all sound like heaven to me! I’d love to hear the Mr. and Mrs. Flinger story one day (soon?).
I’ve lived here (south Texas) half my life and I still feel like the “new person” who doesn’t have anyone to share the toddler thing with.
But, that’s why I have you (and the rest of the blogosphere)! And, we can still find a way to get you Flingers to move down to south Texas now, can’t we? I mean, it only rains about 9 times every three years!