House # 9 – Bats, Great Danes, & Rocks
First, one more photo I dug up of the trailer house we lived in, in Paris TX.
You know, way back then in the 1970s we didn’t take photos as much as we do now. I can’t even remember what kind of camera I had. We didn’t have phones that took pictures, or even phones we could carry around with us.
When we took pictures, we had to first buy some film to put in the camera. We’d just hope the pictures we took would be half way good after taking the film somewhere to be developed. Lots of times they weren’t good. It’s so fun these days to be able to see our photos immediately.
Okay, so we left Greenville TX and moved back to our hometown of Lubbock. I really can’t remember why. The first place we rented was a very small one bedroom/kitchen/living room/bath in a 4-plex. That is, there were 4 apartments in a row all hooked together. There were 4 more across the parking lot.
Things I remember from this place … we did have a very small fenced in yard, so that was nice since we still had our dog, Freckles.
One night Freckles woke me up growling and staring at the back door. It was pretty scary, and I don’t know what she heard outside.
One day one of the neighbors came hollering out in the parking lot to come see! We had a small laundry room with one washer and one dryer that all residents could use. She said she heard something scary in the washer making a rattling sound. So several of us went over to see what it was. It was a bat! It had gotten down in the washer and couldn’t get out. One of the brave girls put on gloves and reached in and let him free.
One of the other neighbors had a small VW bug car. They also had two Great Dane dogs, and they’d put the dogs in the car and go driving around. It was funny to see those big dogs with their heads hanging out the windows of that little car.
A sad thing happened, too. One of the neighbors husbands was killed by a freak accident at his work. I think he was one of those people who worked on high power lines, and he was electrocuted.
We really didn’t know any of the neighbors all that well, though.
Oh, this is the time I started painting on rocks, which I done lots of now, off and on.
Next up … we buy our first house!
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