A to Z Challenge – H

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The letter H…

Back in 1920 a house was built.  Around 1962 a newly married couple moved into it.  Their family began to grow, and, in a few years, there were four people living there.  The kids grew up and moved away.  The circle of life touched the family, first with the mother dying and then the father.  If you haven’t guessed, this was my parents that bought the house.  Now that both my parents are gone my sister and I own the house.  She already has a house.  My boyfriend and I were renting an apartment.  My sister suggested I move back home and just give her money for her half of the house.  So, we have been working out the details and payments.  It feels good to be home again, but so empty without Mom and Dad here.  The house, now being 100 years old, needs lots of work and TLC.  It, however, is more than a house.  There are so many memories here.  I am truly grateful to be home.

13 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge – H”

  1. I am certain the house isn’t the same without your parents. I imainge there are so many nooks and crannies that trigger wonderful memories. With paint and tender loving care
    it will be good as new. Enjoy your home. Treasure it the way you treasure the memories of your parents. After all, it was their sacrifices and gift to you and your sister.

    1. Oh I will treasure it, it is kind of like a long lost friend. And there are memories in the nook and crannies most of them are good. Thanks for commenting Drew!

  2. Ah, the sweet smell of nostalgia. The house that I was born in – not a hospital – was built between 1848, and 1852…. paperwork was a little vague.
    Sometime this summer, Corona permitting, I am going to take my Grandson and his new wife to visit it – outside only. The trees that formed the support beams were cracking and sagging when my parents sold it in the ’80s. 😳

    1. It would be really cool if you could see the inside too. I know the house my grandparents live in (and built themselves) was sold and a part of me really wants to see what they did on the inside. But a part is afraid they took out or painted (shiver) all the beautiful wood inside. I hope you enjoy you trip down memory lane!

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