Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

One Sweet Little House on "Memory" Lane

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Earlier I posted a tribute to my Aunt Doris. This little house is the place where all those memories were made. Sister Pam, Dad, and I made a trip down memory lane to see it.

She's looking pretty fine with her new vinyl siding and freshly painted gray trim, isn't she?


The leaded glass topper in this picture window was kept on the house when the siding upgrade went in. I'm so glad.


And the wooden door behind this glass storm door is as old as I am. I hope the new owners restore and retain it instead of trading it in for a newer model with no history.


And now for a peek at the back of the house. Notice the "double deck" porches.


The top porch is the sleeping porch where we spent hours and hours playing and sleeping.

Such good times.

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26 comments:

Pam said...

Good pics - makes me lonesome for "the days". What's the address to Luke's blog? I googled his YouTube video, and you were right, he's fantastic!!

Keetha said...

Pam, I tried to search YouTube for Luke's video and couldn't find it. What did you enter in your search?

Luke's blog isn't currently active (no updates since September I belive), but here's where to find it:

http://www.chortles.org/

Erin said...

That is a darling house! I love the leaded glass window.

KBeau said...

That is such a cute house. Glad you got to take a trip down memory lane.

nancygrayce said...

I love that house!

Kirby3131 said...

I bet that sleeping porch was a lot of fun. The leaded glass is lovely! If those folks don't keep the door, someone will take it. Those old doors are treasures to so many folks.

BTW, the video I posted late last night works, you just had to go to my blog to see it. :) Sorry to confuse.

Kim Sue said...

I how I really want a double decker sleeping porch. I bet there were porch swings too, right?

Headless Mom said...

It's beautiful! I hope they continue to keep the history too. I wish I could have been in a position to buy our 'family' house in Memphis when my grandmother could no longer stay there. So many memories.

Sounds like you had a lovely trip, despite the circumstances.

Keetha said...

Kim Sue - - - No, they didn't have a swing on the porch, but that would have been a fabulous idea. Perhaps the new owners will put one up.

Nancy said...

That is so Wisconsin, and how wonderful to have such memories! Was the sleeping porch always enclosed or was it open and airy "back in the day"?

Cynthia said...

Definately a Wisconsin home! Love the sleeping porch. Cindy

jennifer said...

I read the phrase on your header "His grace is new each morning" and got goosebumps. That spoke to me this morning Keetha.

We lost my Aunt Jackie to cancer and my cousin sold her house. We spent SO MANY of our holidays at her house and she was always gracious and giving with her hospitality. ALL were welcome in her home and thus there were people at her table who weren't even welcome at their family's table.

I rode by her house several times after it was sold. A gentleman was in the yard when I drove by one day (this is not just in our neighborhood - her house was a 45 minute drive from my house). I stopped and spoke and told him about Jackie. I told him she loved her house and welcomed everyone. He seemed to appreciate that and invited me to come and see the house when they finished remodeling. I never went but I haven't felt the need to drive by ever again either. It's like I know it has been entrusted to someone that she would approve of.

WOO! What a comment. Sorry for the length. Warm {{HUGS}} and thank you for sharing your memories and allowing me to share mine.

Kayla said...

That house looks so cozy and cute!

Carrie said...

What a beautiful house.

Shannon said...

I've never seen a house like that! It's beautiful!

Chandy said...

I love that house! Keetha, it's more special now that you can see how truly wonderful your time was in a loving place, isn't it?

Brenda said...

How fun to go back and especially see that it has been well maintained. Aunt Doris would be proud!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

what a precious home, where some wonderful memories were made.

Pam said...

I googled Carousel Transylvania U on YouTube's search. Only two came up that are from their production & only "When the Children are Asleep" has Luke in it.

Stacey said...

Neat house. It reminds me a little bit of my dad's because it's pretty square.

Michael B. said...

Keetha, great pictures. Unfortunately you could not capture what I consider to be the full character of the house - the woodwork. For those of you who were never in the house it had beautiful stained wood in the downstairs, a built-in buffet and two colonnades with built-in book glass enclosed bookcases that separated the dining room and bedroom. The house truly had character.

Keetha said...

Thank you, Michael B. What he is describing is all true - - - it had a California style bungalow craftsman style interior.

Luke said...

Ugh, I believe my dad meant to say dining room and LIVING room. :P

Oh, and I just realized that I received a compliment on my singing! :) Thanks, Pam! If you couldn't find the video, Keetha, it's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJqC0JXQwsk

Okay, I will stop lurking around old posts now. :) (But my dad told me he commented on this post...so I then had to read it. And realize his silly mistake.)

Keetha said...

Luke - - - lurk away all you want!!! I get an e-mail notification of every comment, so I always find them.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Lovely home! And that leaded glass...ohhhhhh.....

They'd be crazy to get rid of the door. It's the first thing that drew us to the shore house, and we'd never ever give it up!

Keetha said...

I agree with you - - - but some people don't see the value in old things, and I don't know ANYTHING about the family that now owns the house.