|With nice wide sidewalks (perfect for riding bicycles and pulling wagons), big trees with lots of squirrels, and gorgeous turn of the century homes, I have great memories of this place.|
I can still see my grandmother sitting on the front porch, drinking her tea. I can still feel the pride my grandfather took in his garden; his tulips and hydrangeas.
Interior decor has always been an interest to me and I'll fully admit, I've spent many nights dreaming of how I'd change this old home to make it the beauty it could be, even as a child. But this weekend, as I walked through the rooms where we gathered to celebrate my grandfather's life, I was so grateful for the things that were the same as my childhood memories.
The kitchen was renovated in the 1960's and still reflects the state of the art changes that were made for that era -- dropped ceilings with flourescent lighting and the best amenities of the time.
My most vivid memories were formed around this table:
And this is the oven used for many a Thanksgiving turkey, still working today:
My grandmother's tea cup collection
And her Fenton glass display(there was usually candy in one of the dishes).
Amazing woodwork up the stairs where we took family photographs
And the balcony we used to "fish" for toys on strings
And the electric organ.
I'm going to miss hearing Grandpa play it.
I realize what I do is not a matter of life or death.
But our homes truly reflect our selves and create memories for those who visit.
What memories will you create in yours?