Tuesday, March 13, 2007

East Coast, West Coast...


I think Snoop Doggy-Dogg said it best when he said, "East Coast, West Coast, it don't matter". Actually I think East Coast/West Coast does matter to Snoop, but to the Terry family it can't. Although Utah is not on the West coast, we are in the West and Atlanta isn't on the coast it but it is in Georgia,...which has a coast. This need for clarification and allegiences to be drawn with various shorlines arises as my brother Bill prepares to move his family out of the comfortable West where the Terry's have flourished for centuries and settle in some little township nicknamed ATL. With the exception of myself we are a family of grown ups who have grown up schedules. It is often hard to see eachother although we live in neighboring states. (Our brother Jeff the pilot in Vegas, made this possible by moving to Nevada.) With Bill, Mindy, Will and Sam moving to Georgia, it is going to be interesting to find enough family members to fill in the gaps between. The beautiful thing is, as much as we are going to miss them, we are all excited for what exists out there. We all seem to know that in order to have something special inside your heart and mind, one; or in this case, a family must venture. I know my parents would rather watch their grandkids grow in smaller increments than what is on the horizon but they took their kids across coasts when we were Will and Sams age. Everything they know that has been passed down to Bill and his family can be seen in my dads face hugging Sam. We all got together to eat one last time in Salt Lake City before they family heads out later this week. Utah has been a meeting place for my family since before I even came along. It is hard to see them leave this familiar place. We are a family full of photographers and of all the photos taken tonight I think this one sums it up the best. Mom once said that Salt Lake has been good to her boys. I don't expect wherever Sam and Will end up will be any different. If East/West separation isn't supposed to matter to rappers, it won't to the Terry family. Bon Voyage fellas.

5 comments:

ET said...

What a nice surprise this morning. Great story, and priceless picture.

Sarah said...

I have known Mike for a while, but have only known the rest of the Terry family for a short time. However, from the beginning I was very impressed with the Terry's; how close they are and how much they enjoy each other's company. Well done to Mike's Mom and Dad for raising such a great family. - SKA

Baroque said...

so sweet ... its funny how you find strength in places you may not expect. It was nice to hear your thoughts - i needed it as i am making a moving decision myself. Thanks

Baroque said...

oh, and a plug for the east coast - its a great place! I love it.

i'vebeenflimped said...

Hey, I served my mission in ATL- its a great "township"- I think they'll love it.