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   Posted 3/25/2010 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Today is for memories. What was the house (apartment, farm, etc.) like where you grew up? How many rooms? Bathrooms? Bit or small? And also share some happy memories about this house?

Ours was an older house on the edge of a small town that sat on one acre of land. Small yard around the house and the rest of the property was a hay field and small barn. I always seemed large to me but as I look at it now it's pretty small. Mom and dads' bedroom was down stairs along with the living, dining room and kitchen and one extra room we used for a TV/rec-room. It was built at a time when insulation was optional and in NW Washington it can get mighty cold in winter. My brother and I had bedrooms upstairs in a large attic. The former owners hadn't finished that part of the house but dad did. I loved my bedroom because mom made it beautiful with lilac colored curtains and trim paint. The walls were pine. It was wonderful. Home was where I always felt safe.

What was your house, apartment, farm or home like when you were young?

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   Posted 3/25/2010 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
From birth to age 9 we lived in a trailer which I remember as being very nice and cozy and the trailer park was a nice neighborhood too, it was a huge park.  Everyone knew each other.  From 9 to adulthood we moved to GA and into the house my parents still live in.  I always felt it was too big and at times was a bit creepy.  When we first moved in I remember it having some black and red psychadelic carpet in the living room which my parents had recarpeted.  That always stands out to me.

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   Posted 3/25/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I was seven when my parents bought a small farm with an old house that was barely livable. There were two bedrooms up and one down and no heat upstairs where us kids slept, talking about cold in the winter and hot in the summer. My dad built a new house after a few years and it was like moving to heaven. It was three bedrooms, one bath, living room, dining room and kitchen up but we had a huge family room with a fireplace in it in the basement. I shared a room with my middle sister. The one thing we didn't have was central air and our bedroom was in the back of the house and on a hot humid summer night I will never forget the stench from the hog lot that came in our windows. The good thing was when I became a teen I could go in and out the bedroom window very easy since it wasn't far from the ground and it was kinda like having my own door to the outside.
I loved that place and it still bothers me that my mom sold it.
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   Posted 3/25/2010 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I grew up in a house that my dad built and my parents still live there.  3 bedrooms, one for mom and dad, one for my bro and me & my sister shared a room.  Talk about memories, I have so many of my sister the neat freak and me the slob, she used to make a line down the middle and I wasn't to cross that line.  We were about 10 months apart and very close, she was killed in a car wreck when she was 21 in 1984.  I still miss her, and it still causes me problems.
On a brighter note we had pets.....guinea pigs, chamelions, turtles, a raccoon, birds, ferrets, fish, hamsters, always a dog that attached to mom, frogs, toads, horse and a pony.  Oh , we had so much fun riding our bikes playing cops and robbers, avoiding the little brother.  Playing wiffle ball, kick ball, mumbly peg, boggle, .
My memories are good but very sad in a way.
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   Posted 3/25/2010 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I was born in the city, I even remember the bedroom I had as a baby. We moved out of that house when I was 8 months old. We had another house for a couple of yrs and then a rental for a few months while we waited for our house to be built. That house was a ranch down at the shore. That was my 'home'. We had an eat-in kitchen, living room, one bath and three bedrooms. My father finished our basement, it was marvelous. We had a good size piece of property, and three sides faced the woods. I was a tomboy growing up, always up a tree, down by the train tracks, riding my bike.
After a few yrs we even got neighbors - with children!! Life got even better, now I could do all these fun things w/ somebody else. lol
When I was 16 yrs old (on my birthday) my parents sold our home. We moved to the next town, to a two story house. I never felt I was 'home', till my DH and I moved to our home. We moved here a few months after we got married and we have been here ever since. This is the only 'home' my children have known.
I have seen my old 'home' a few times, the current owners haven't taken care of it at all. It makes me very sad, but then I go 'home'.
Denise, I am so sorry about the loss of your sister. There are some losses we just never get over, no matter how many yrs pass.
God bless.  Alice.
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