Saturday, November 24, 2012

Looking Into the Past

Yesterday afternoon we were deep cleaning Rosebud and Sunbeam's room. The amount of things in their room was a little mind boggling even though they keep everything neat and organized.

We had moved a highboy into their room several months ago and the top drawer still contained some of my odds and ends that I had vowed I would go through some day. Yesterday happened to be that day.

There were stacks of letters I had written for the circle letters I had belonged to. I'm glad I kept them all since they almost work like a diary. I read a few and set them aside to read the rest once I have more time. Continuing my digging I found this picture.

I hadn't thought about it for years but I still remember when we got it. We had all been eating when there was a knock on the door and a man with a satchel filled with photos wanted to sell us pictures taken from our house.

My parents looked at them and stated that we don't want them. It was neat seeing what our property had looked like years before we lived there, but they would rather have something more current. They invited the rest of us to come look at it too. The first thing that caught my eye was how the majestic pine trees behind our house were only babies in this picture. The boys were much more intrigued with the ancient vehicles and the people in front of the house waving at the airplane.

After seeing how much we seemed to enjoy the pictures Daddy asked the man for his phone number and said he would think about it. The man left and we went back to finish our meal. I thought he had found a polite way to send the salesman on his way.

Turns out he really had wanted that phone number and Christmas morning we each had a small picture waiting for us.

If you notice that little old house beside the main one. That is where John and I hid in the attic the day we rolled a tractor down the hill. It used to be filled with dusty antiques that we sorted and sold when we built an addition to the little house for a place to finish furniture where we wouldn't have to stop working in the shop while it dried.

While some things looked different when we lived there I'm still glad I have this picture. It brings back lots of good memories.


  1. Old picture are priceless! And it's obvious this one holds a lot of memories for you.

  2. Its a beautiful home...I am glad you have the picture too :) I don't have a childhood home as my parents were on the constant move,but there is one that stands out in my mind...where we lived when I was about 12...I wish I had a picture of it now...may have to ask my mama if she does....blessings Mary Ann.

  3. A good picture that brings back a good memory is something worth having. :)

  4. I am happy that you have the wonderful picture. I have pictures of my childhood home that is right here in our town. It is much worse looking now so I am glad I have the ones I have.

  5. Isn't that cool, love looking at old pictures of where I grew up. It's like time travel!

  6. Memories....a picture to keep and to treasure, I think.

  7. It's a lovely home and reminds me of my Grandparent's home in WV...sturdy old farmhouse filled with love and memories.

  8. I love this! I want to take my mom and Scott's parents down to where they grew up and get pics of where they lived so I have copies of all that. When the house looks nice out front, I sometimes take a picture so the kids will one day have one when we're long gone. Thanks for sharing that - so neat!!


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