Monday, March 29, 2010

goodbye Elm Street

I grew up in a room with fourteen windows and no closet.

We had a laundry chute that the cats never fell down,

a fancy dining room

and five bathrooms.

I thought the fireplace was hideous when I was 9 but I love it now.

Upstairs the closets had storage spaces behind them, with ceilings that sloped under the eaves. We called them cubby holes and each had our own to play in.

Not every house is a home but this one was.


At March 30, 2010 at 11:03 PM , Blogger Marie said...

I'm sorry.

At March 31, 2010 at 5:49 AM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

So much to say about those pictures, they say so much. Think I need to go spend some time in the empty house and relive a few things. thanks for posting.

At March 31, 2010 at 12:54 PM , Anonymous Mark said...

An eloquent, simple tribute to a wonderful home. Thank you for sharing it. It reminds us all of what a home can be. We should all have had our own cubbies toh ide and play in.

At March 31, 2010 at 9:43 PM , Blogger kylieps said...

Such a beautiful place- and it sounds like such a beautiful childhood!

At April 1, 2010 at 3:27 PM , Blogger Ellen Zachos said...

Thanks to you all, it was the perfect house to grow up in and I have only begun to let myself miss it. I hope the new family loves it as much as we did.

At April 3, 2010 at 1:35 PM , Blogger Dirty Girl Gardening said...

Cool fireplace!

At April 15, 2010 at 9:24 AM , Anonymous Digital camera lenses said...

You must have a lot of good memories in that home for you to cherish it so much. Thank you for sharing.

At May 30, 2010 at 1:42 PM , Blogger molly said...

way to highlight your old homestead.
but sad to go...

At June 11, 2015 at 4:52 PM , Blogger kopiluwak nya said...

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At June 20, 2016 at 4:42 PM , Anonymous Lyn said...

The fireplace is lovely.


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