Going to Granny’s
Here’s a memory from when I was a kid.
A week in summer at Granny’s house.
For quite a few years I’d get to go to my Granny’s house in the summer. I’d stay for a week.
She and my Grand-dad lived in the same town as we did, so it wasn’t like I had to travel far. It was just the excitement of getting to go. These grandparents were on my dad’s side of the family. We’d visit each other at least once a week anyway, but this was a special time.
It was fun to pack a suitcase, and plan what fun I could have over there. There were neighborhood kids I seldom got to see, and we all knew each other pretty well, too. Other distant relatives might visit while I was there, and that was interesting.
Here are a few things I remember about the house and things I’d get to do.
- It was a small, 2 bedroom house, with living room, kitchen, and bath.
- I’d share the bed with my Granny
- The bedroom walls had wall paper of pink cabbage roses – I’d try to count them all
- The telephone was in a little niche/nook – it was an old fashioned rotary phone (black)
- The living room had a large picture window
- The house smelled good, like baking powder biscuits/cornbread/bacon/coffee/cherry cobbler.
Some fun things –
At least once during my stay we’d walk out the back door and over a little ways, across the railroad tracks to the shopping center. My favorite store we called the dime store. Just a little store with a variety of things in there, but I’d always have a little spending money.
The kids in the neighborhood, and I would play this and that, and catch bugs and horned lizards, and scavenge the alley for neat things to drag back to make something out of.
The only thing was, was the kids were still out playing after supper, and I had to come in. That’s because my grandparents went to bed at about 6 p.m. I didn’t like that part, because I could hear my friends having fun out there.
Well, that’s all for now – there’s still more to tell, but that will be another time (maybe tomorrow?) Hope you enjoy my trip down memory lane. 🙂
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