Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Nostalgic

This time of year is always very nostalgic for me. I'm flooded with memories from each stage of my life...from childhood to just a few years ago. From swimming in rivers to leaving home for months to wedding dresses to pregnancy tests. Abundant memories.

I lived in many places growing up, but there is one that has always stuck with me. I lived there when I was 7 years old and even back then I was enthralled and intrigued by its history. It was a house built in the 1800's. I later found out it was a mortuary and then a doctors office when the town was first established. This is a picture of it I found in the Encampment Museum this past weekend (bottom left). I began a love affair with things with history back then. Old things with stories to tell and share with me. My house is filled with them. Mixed in with modern the old gives it character and depth. I loved that house and was sad to leave it. I was sad to leave its staircase that I rode down in a hamper. I was sad to leave my window that overlooked the entire town at night. I was sad to leave the room where the chimney went though and I would sit against it to read and keep warm without a blanket in the winter.

I promised myself I would have an old home with history when I grew up....it's a work in progress.
This is what it looks like today ...I felt like a stalker taking its picture, but I just had to.

thanks for the memories old friend.

6 comments:

Stacey said...

So, did you sell your house??!?!

Stacey J. said...

No...this house is in Saratoga. Don't think I'll be moving to Saratoga anytime soon!:)

Krista said...

I love old houses!
I will soon be moving back to the only house I've ever lived in and it is very old.

Louise said...

It's beautiful. I love the porch swings.

Jeannie Reeves Photography said...

that is beautiful! they kept up that house very very well too.

Lisa Walsh said...

As the owner of a 189 year old house, I can totally relate. I never realized when we bought it how much I would love my old house. I hope your wish comes true!