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Grandma’s House

This week, the PhotoHunters theme is walking. Every week, I look back through my photos to see if I can find one that fits. Sometimes, I find one that's recent and sometimes, I have to go back a few months or even a year or two.

This week, I found a nice picture from Christmastime. Gracie and I were walking towards my Grandma's house, and Joe took our picture.

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This picture makes my heart smile. This is my Grandma's house. This is the home of my childhood.

I can't believe how small it looks. My Grandma looks small these days, too.

I lived with my parents when I was growing up, but my Grandma's house is the home I remember. To the right of the house is the field where we found milkweed, the creek I “fell” into every week, the hill where I rode my sled, the empty spot where the outhouse used to sit, and the tree row with the tree that has bouncing branches that we used as swings. And then there's the cave, built by the man who built the house more than a hundred fifty years ago.

In front of the house is the coal pile, but you can't see it behind the car. Behind the house is a big patch of raspberry bushes and a little trickle of water that is so polluted it runs red. Way behind the house, beyond the creek, is my uncle's field and his house.

To the left of the house is my Grandma's big garden, the spot where we saw snakes swimming in the creek, the swamp, the ant hill, the apple tree, the driveway, the snow fence, the pear tree, and the lilac bushes.

What? You can't see all that?

Now that I look again, I guess it's outside of the photo. It's so clear in my mind that I forgot.

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12 thoughts on “Grandma’s House”

  1. Cute photo! Thanks for the heads-up on the PhotoHunt site – I love doing weekly themes and have entered the i♥faces competitions a few times now too.

    Mum-me’s last blog post..PhotoHunt: Walking

  2. Cute photo! Thanks for the heads-up on the PhotoHunt site – I love doing weekly themes and have entered the i♥faces competitions a few times now too.

    Mum-me’s last blog post..PhotoHunt: Walking

  3. Grandmother’s house is special. I remember the old smokehouse where she stored her Reader’s Digest condensed books and where I sat on a shelf by a cloudy window and read to my hearts content… always coming out smelling of the smoke used so long ago. Great shot.

    srp’s last blog post..SPH: We’re Walking On Sunshine

  4. Grandmother’s house is special. I remember the old smokehouse where she stored her Reader’s Digest condensed books and where I sat on a shelf by a cloudy window and read to my hearts content… always coming out smelling of the smoke used so long ago. Great shot.

    srp’s last blog post..SPH: We’re Walking On Sunshine

  5. I followed the link from Allie’s site, No Tinme for Flashcards!

    I love yoru blog!

    I just adore photos like this. I have several photos of my boys walking hand in hand with their daddy just like this. Precious.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Bookworm’s last blog post..Comet’s Nine Lives by Jan Brett

  6. I followed the link from Allie’s site, No Tinme for Flashcards!

    I love yoru blog!

    I just adore photos like this. I have several photos of my boys walking hand in hand with their daddy just like this. Precious.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Bookworm’s last blog post..Comet’s Nine Lives by Jan Brett

  7. Now surely you have a picture of the snakes! Eeek! lol Great blog you have here:)
    Michelle

    Michelle’s last blog post..Chocolate Raspberry Sandwich Cookies

  8. Wow this really got me choked up. I love your descriptions, and I miss my Grandma. I love how your little one’s colorful outfit contrasts with the rest of the scene. Great post!
    Karen

  9. Wow this really got me choked up. I love your descriptions, and I miss my Grandma. I love how your little one’s colorful outfit contrasts with the rest of the scene. Great post!
    Karen

  10. Now surely you have a picture of the snakes! Eeek! lol Great blog you have here:)
    Michelle

    Michelle’s last blog post..Chocolate Raspberry Sandwich Cookies

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