The address was 2010

Posted by PartyWeDo on Sunday, January 3, 2010

coolFor 23-years we raised our children in Cool, California…
It is the town where I was raised; located in the Gold Country of California and just across the river from the community in which Sarah grew up.

We returned to the Foothills of the Sierras when our children were very young and built a home at 2010 Upper Black Rock Road. christensen

For many years, a stone with etched numbers and letters hung at the entry of our drive. When we sold the home, our youngest son and his wife hung the old sign at their home just 15-miles up the road.

We have been gone from the Cool home for over 6-years now, but during our time in Cool, the address number meant only a way for people to find us… Until this year…

A facebook post by our son on January 1st read:

This was the old road sign from the house in Cool. I’ve had it since mom and dad moved. It was on a tree at the end of my driveway. A storm blew it off the tree and it broke. So I set it in concrete and finished it with pea gravel. I was looking at it the other day and it dawned on me that the address was 2010. I then had a great feeling overwhelm me that this our year. 2010 is the year for the Christensen family. Just thought I would share this with everyone. Happy New Year.

It is strange to look at a picture the old sign and then reflect on the memories that the address holds for Sarah and I…

It is now 2010, just like our old address, and our children are building their own memories at several different addresses across the country.

This rock sign, broken and repaired, represents so many great events and an enduring love. It is nice that it has been preserved to witness many more great memories…
We wish each of you a Happy and Memorable 2010!

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