Yesterday, that dear farming family invited us over to revisit the house again. It was indeed a walk down memory lane. G. Sue, my mom, and her sisters shared stories about their ubringing, Denise & I chatted about our memories as visitors to the house, and John went along to see what I've been blabbering about for all of these many years. It was a day that will be remembered with great fondness for many years to come. I've included a few exterior photos below, but nothing that would compromise the family's privacy. Maybe you can obtain a glimpse of the fondness that we all shared for the old place.
This pathway connected the front & back yards. We often referred to it affectionately as the "secret passageway". To either side of the path are large bushes that allowed us to create forts & play games of hide 'n seek that have yet to be topped (although I'm not so much into doing either of those things anymore ;)
When the grandchildren were growing up, G. Sue often measured our heights again the back of a cabinet door in her kitchen. This dear family kept those cabinet doors unchanged and Denise & I were able to see each of our measurements from years past. The above picture was my measurement taken exactly 10 years ago yesterday. The current children in the house shared that they often wondered who the people on the cabinet door were, and now they know.
The deck on the top of the house...very cool