Where I stayed
Leroy and Norma Jean's House
This week I virtually traveled to western Kentucky. I read a short story called "Shiloh" written by Bobbie Ann Mason. It's about a husband and wife named Leroy and Norma Jean Moffitt. Leroy is a truck driver and was recently injured so now he is stuck at home. His wife is not use to this so she doesn’t know exactly what to do with him being home all the time. She works at the local drug store and also started taking classes at Paducah Community College. Leroy is surprised how the little town he use to know has grown and now has a population of 11,500. In the story Mabel, Norma Jean’s mother, wants them to travel to Shiloh, Tennessee. Mabel traveled there with her husband when they were first married. Shiloh, Tennessee, is home to a Civil War battleground. Mabel talks about how beautiful it is there. Eventually Leroy and Norma Jean decide to visit Shiloh. Driving through Shiloh we see the park, bluffs, trails and steep ravines. There are also monuments everywhere and a log cabin that has bullet holes. We visit the park museum and have a picnic near the cemetery.