Welcome back Blogging A to Z!! I enjoyed a break from having to come up with a theme letter. A blogging friend commented that I still blogged when I could have had the day off! I needed to get rid of some of these darned food pictures!
H is for Home.
Home has always been very important to me. I grew up in a warm and loving home. I always felt like I had two homes because Gram and Pop lived in the house right behind us and we were there as much as we were in our own home. One was really just an extension of the other. A wonderful thing to experience.
I currently live in the house where my parents and sister lived when I was born. I often refer to it as my Grandparents house but that’s just because they lived here before me. Life is a circle, especially in our family.
You’ve heard me mention lately that I’m going through a lot of things, sorting and packing for our move to New Mexico (it’s hard to type with my fingers crossed!) What I’ve found are some wonderful old photos of this house as it used to be. Not that it’s in great shape now, but from these photos, I think I feel a little better!
This is my house! More than sixty years ago, I would estimate. You can see the addition being put on the back. Unfortunately the front porch is gone, it became part of my living room. Interesting that the front door you see here is currently my front door. My family grew up in the depression…we didn’t waste anything!
That’s Mom supervising the digging of the basement before the addition went up. Not sure who that is in the white shirt, looks too bulky to be my Dad, but that’s definitely my Uncle Andrew, Gram’s brother in the cap. Yes, they dug a basement under the existing house and the addition. My basement is literally as big as the house. I could build an apartment down there!
I don’t have any photos of the finished product, but this has always been one of my favorite photos.
That’s Mom and sister Ele in the front window. As you can see, there’s no longer a porch. The entrance is on the side of the house now. I think I’m actually in this photo too, because I think Mom was expecting me when this was taken! Can you see me waving?!
So that’s my little house. It’s a little worse for wear now. From what I know it was originally built in 1920, so it’s allowed to be a little worn at the edges. I love it anyway.
I am however very much looking forward to living in this little beauty…
My own little mountain top home! I can’t wait. Can’t wait to fix it up and make it a home for Ralph and Me.