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Memories, I have been thinking about memories a lot lately.  I was driving home the other day, it is a long trip and I try to look at as much as I can while I drive.  There is an old abandoned house along the route.  Old houses that are so neglected and falling down are so said.  They look sad and depressed.  I always wonder “what has happened to cause this house to be abandoned?”  Now a-days it is probably foreclosure, but this particular house has been empty for many, many years.  It is an old farmhouse with some old broken down trees to go with the old broken down house.  But there is something remarkable about the house.  It has these old beveled windows.  Many of them are broken but you can still see the remnants of them.  It is the windows that draw my attention to the house.

One of my earliest memories is when my grandparents moved from the brick house to their white house.  I am not sure how old I was but I was pretty young, maybe 4 or 5.  I remember feeling very grown up “helping” to move things between the two places.  The move was only a matter of blocks so I remember walking – or in my case running- between the two.  I don’t remember much about the brick house except a stone stair case and the windows with the beveling that made rainbows.

Most of the memories I have of grandma’s house were from her big white house with the two big veranda style porches.  Grandma’s house had three entrances which I thought was the coolest thing ever.  Her yard had great big tall trees in it that kept the house remarkably cool.  She also had the most amazing patch of lily-of-the-valley.  I would love to get some for a flower garden someday.  Grandma used to wear lily-of-the-valley perfume too.

What do you think about when you are driving?  Do you pay attention to those old places?  What do you remember?


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