Saturday, January 06, 2007

Photo Hunt ~ Memory

This is the home I grew up in which is why I chose it for today's theme. My parents built this home for $25,000 way before I was born. When we lived there, a picket fence graced the front yard (at the top of the little hill near the front door) and the room on the right was a garage. I remember my dad refurbishing a "Woody" in that garage. Within the last 2 or 3 years I was able to go back into the house since it was for sale. As with most things from our youth, it seemed so much smaller. Sometimes I wish we could have bought it but I think that's because of my fond memories.

34 comments:

Nicki said...

I love your photo - what a lovely house it seems :)

SilverWillow said...

What a beautiful house! I can remember the house I grew up in too. It is funny how you can remember such details about a house. I remember the way the cabinets looked, the old brick fireplace where we hung our kneesocks at Christmas. Your photograph and story are a wonderful MEMORY today!

Cheers,

-Lea

LibertyBelle said...

A lovely house and photo.
So many of my memories are tied together with the house I grew up in too.
Happy Saturday
Mine's up too
L

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

What a great memory. Mine is up too. I went a little bit of a different direction. I always love to see where people will go with these words, don't you? Have a great Saturday. sandy

Lisa said...

Isn't that funny, how when we go back to see things from our childhood they seem smaller somehow... Great choice for memory and thanks for stopping by my place.

Jan said...

What fun to be able to go back into the house when it was for sale! It's amazing what feelings something like a house can bring out, isn't it?

ChupieandJ'smama said...

What a lovely house! The memories it must hold for you. Our childhood home is almost a magical place.

Leah said...

what a pretty house. I would have fond memories as well if it were me..

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a beautiful house. I'm sure it was built with love and priceless memories. Thanks for sharing. Mine is up too.

Gattina said...

It looks so cosy, but as you say now things seem to be much smaller. I had the same feeling when I saw my parents first house again and remembered it sooo big lol !

Sting My Heart said...

Wouldn't it be the coolest if your kids could live in the home now?
What a wonderful, little home. I wouldn't mind living there myself.

Thank you for sharing the memory...

Melli said...

Sweeeeet Beckie! It's a cute house! Well kept up! I'm glad your memories were fond of it.

I went back to my own childhood home a few years ago too -- the people who are living there let me come in. Lovely couple! I was astounded by how teeeeeeny tiny that house was! It was a "row house" - and luckily and end unit - so we at least had some yard space! But I could NOT believe that my parents raised 7 children (NINE PEOPLE!) in that itty bitty little house! With only ONE bathroom! When I think back to THAT I feel really selfish for thinking I'm being "cramped" by having all my kids back home in this MANSION (comparitively speaking) that I live in! If my Mom had had all this room she would have felt like it was Heaven! (or maybe she would have felt like it was too much to clean...) :)

Hootin'Anni said...

I never thought of this idea. How clever. I have a picture of the house I was born in....stashed somewhere.....lovely to have you share this memory with us.

Deb said...

I love that style of house :)
Lovely picture, lovely memories!
Have a super Saturday!

Terri said...

What a great looking house. I always feel houses hold incredible memories. So a very good choice for today's theme.
Mine is also up.

Skittles said...

What a nice warm home to grow up in :) Thanks for dropping by!

Chris said...

There's nothing that feels like home more than the house you grew up in-doesn't matter how long you've been away...

Lightseeker said...

Great Hunt!!

I just added a Mr Widget list. If you would like to come back and sign it, I would appreciate it.

Thanks for stopping by!

PresentStorm said...

aweee it is such a cute house. How cool that you got to visit it again. the surroundings are just gorgeous.

Thanks for stopping by,and Happy Hunting!! :)

Terri said...

What a lovely house! I need to go back and find a photo of the house I grew up in--thanks for inspiring me!

srp said...

Thanks for the visit.
Last year, we went back to the town I first have memories of. Amazingly, I found the street we lived on and got a picture of our little house. The apple tree that I used to jump out of was gone and the drive had been paved. All in all it was in good repair.
What a great memory!

Biker Betty said...

That is wonderful that you have so many fond memories of where you grew up. Where I grew up is many states away and all my family moved out of the state. Thanks for sharing your memory.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend, Betty

Pat said...

Oh what a cute little house!! Love it!

Thanks for stopping by.

Lazy Daisy said...

Cute house and lovely memory, what a good friend to take you by there. (tee hee, thanks for the Beckie's youth tour!

Expat Traveler said...

what a beautiful place for great memories!

Mike said...

A neat photo of your home. Nice that you have memories like that.

Heather said...

What a beautiful little home! I would love to go back and see the homes I lived in over the years.

Mine is up.

Desert Diva said...

What a charming little house! I bet you have many happy memories growing up there...

Whyme said...

What a lovely house!

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Larry said...

Also have memories of my childhood home but have never had the chance to go back inside -- was your home as big or was it smaller than you remembered it was? Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

Me said...

a darling house - one that would pull my eyes every time I drove past it.

mar said...

Beautiful house and precious memory!!

local girl said...

Wow! 25,000 for a home.Times sure have changed!

Barbara H. said...

Some how I missed this Saturday. I've wanted to go back and visit our old houses, too.