House # 1

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House # 1

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I’ve been planning on remembering all the houses I’ve lived in over the years. Some I will have a photo of, and others just the memories to write about.  Hope you enjoy a look back with me. 🙂

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This is the house I grew up in. There were quite a few changes since the 1950s, but it was always home.

At first it was just a small plain house, with two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen.

I remember it very well.

My dad built it all from the ground up. He was a master plumber, and I’m sure he had some help from others, like my grandad who was a master carpenter, Probably other relatives helped too.

I was just little, so don’t remember them working on it, though. I do remember before those big picture windows at the front were put in. The living room was just framed in boards and such, with no glass in the windows.

I’d sneak out in the middle of the night and sit on the frame of those windows, looking up into the sky, looking at the stars and hoping to see a UFO! Yes, even then I was drawn to the strange things.

I lived in this house until I got married at 19.

We’d come back now and again to live here with the kids when the Mr. was overseas with the Army.

We hated to sell this house of so many memories when my dad passed.

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Next house post will be more memories of this one.

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Thanks for  visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

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11 responses »

  1. I think this will be great. Those early houses really mean a lot. We may get fancier ones as we grow older, but the memories of childhood really stick.
    My father was handy that way too. It was just what he did. Spent most of his time down the basement with sawdust. lol

    • Thanks so much! It gets to when you start remembering things, more thoughts come to mind. Oh yes, I remember lots of sawdust while the building was going on. Hadn’t thought of that until you mentioned your dad. 🙂

    • Thanks, Virginia! I’d never moved anywhere until I got married. It was a completely different experience and adventure to move into different places and houses. Like you say, some were just houses, and some were pretty forgettable! haha!
      How cool you were in Japan and Taiwan! We were in Japan for a couple of years. 🙂

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