It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Chapter 7, Page 25, Book 15

You can fall in love at first sight with a place as well as a person.

Alec Waugh

July 25th - it was love at first sight

There are places we fall in love with.  We fall hard and we fall fast.  

I remember a house I fell in love with.  I’d occasionally pass by it on my way to somewhere else.  It was on a street I used to cut through on my way to the bank, the grocery store, to the dentist and the doctor’s office.

I drove by it many years and fell in love with it.  The house was surrounded by big trees and had lots of shade on hot sunny days.  It had a little balcony over the front door with a flag pole mounted on it and I could just imagine standing there watching the flag flying in the breeze.

It had a sun room off to the side that was lined with many windows and I often thought how nice it would be to sit inside and watch life go by.

How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you — you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences — like rags and shreds of your very life. 

Katherine Mansfield

How I wish I had pictures to show you, but sadly I don’t.  I can still see it all right there in my mind.

As it turned out we bought that house and lived there for 17 wonder filled years.  I miss that house that I fell in love with, but the memories that were made there will never fade away.  

We laughed and loved there and raised our family and had so many hopes and dreams.  It is unforgettable.

Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!
Joseph B. Wirthlin

The pictures today are of a house in a museum I visited.  It was built inside a building to preserve the contents.  A house inside a house.  I loved the feeling it radiated.  A pioneering spirit of the times when people were building a new country.


betty said...

How wonderful you were able to buy that house that you had fallen in love with, Ma, and you had those great years of living there and then the memories from it. I think it is important to enjoy where one lives as much as possible.


jack69 said...

Now that is a LOVE story. I enjoyed the read, very nice. Thanks for writing that one, yep, we can fall in love with places....

Debbie said...

What a wonderful love story! I agree that we can fall in love with places. They cause our love of all things to grow stronger. What a wonderful memory you hold in your heart.

Mevely317 said...

I sure didn't see that (paragraph #6) coming! What a poignant story. I hope its current occupants appreciate it as much you and your family did.


I loved your story. This quote sums up that feeling, "How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you — you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences — like rags and shreds of your very life."