…WOW, I’ve lived in SOOO many places, this will be a tricky one. And, most of those places were before cell phones so not nearly as many pictures as I’d like. And, where to start….but, here goes.
The first place that I remember was my grandparents home (which had also been great-grandparents home.) My mother and I lived with them during WWII when my Dad was gone in the Navy. I have such wonderful memories of that house and have already written a post about it.
As I grew up my parents built a home next door (well, as next door as you can be in the country). Lived there until I got married and moved to Atlanta.
Came back, divorced then remarried and moved a LOT. Next was Maryland (I worked in D.C.; Chicago; another move in Illinois, on to Arkansas and finally to Missouri. No pictures of most of those places.
Here are pictures of the last few places.
Then we moved:
And moved again:
And then the last – I’ve lived here for 31+ years. It wasn’t nearly as grown up then as it is now. If you live in the country with lots of ‘growth’ it takes almost a full time job to keep it up.
But, it’s home and definitely the place I’ve lived the longest. On the same property as the 1st house shown here and just down the road from my parents house that #1 son is renovating.
Can’t believe I left the following IMPORTANT information off my original post. Sorry group…. please check out everyone’s post from this month – they’re all good.
Daenel at Living Outside the Stacks
Bettye at Fashion Schlub
Em at Dust and Doghair
Leslie Roberts Clingan
Iris at Iris Originals Ramblings
Jodie at Jodie’s Touch of Style
Yard elephant is so very cool! Love the pictures of your homes. The first house that The Hubs and I bought was a split level — I went nuts decorating it because I was obsessed with the early HGTV shows like Design on a Dime. LOL Thanks for that memory.
Thanks Daenel – I do love my animals – especially elephants. I enjoyed the split level and I remember “Design on a Dime”. Kinda wish they still had that show.
So nice to see the places you’ve called home. I was wondering to myself why we really don’t have a lot of photos of places I lived but it is because we took slides. Not sure where they disappeared to. I love the big porch/balcony on your grandparents’ house. We stayed in a 100 year old house when I was a little girl on Prince Edward Island in Canada and it looked something like their house. I remember having breakfast on the wrap-around porch. Cereal and bananas with cream. Hope you will share the renovation work your son is doing… Read more »
Yeah, there aren’t photos of many of the places we lived, could only find a few.
Needless to say, I’m delighted my son & his wife will live so close to me. The renovation work is coming along slowly. The house had been rented and tenants left it in a sad mess. Made me cry. But, it will look great when he’s finished. I’ll see if I can get some pics.
I completely agree with Bette! I always think of Tara when i see the photos of your grandparents’ house. Such a gracious home. All of your houses have been lovely, though, and such a wide variety of styles. Love that you still have the elephant in your yard…and will be searching your blog for the insider “stuff in the big hole” story. Consider me very intrigued!
Thanks Em – my grandparents home was indeed a wonderful place. And the ‘hole’ – I’ll have to revive that story I guess.
I’m so glad you showed the outside of your now house Iris. I’ve seen so much of the inside, and I never knew what the outside looked like.
I can’t believe you didn’t plant the elephant in front of every house after seeing it in front of that one. I think that’s a job for the future at the now house!!
Jodie, Mr Elephant is currently sitting in the little ‘baby part’ of my back yard where I can see him every time Koda goes outside. He did sit in the front yard here for awhile years ago but then I had him moved around back. He’s VERY heavy so it’s a challenge for anyone to move him. I suspect he’s in his permanent place now.
I always love seeing the picture of your grandparent’s home, Iris. It always looks like Tara to me.
Oh…I thought we might get a retelling of the Stuff in Big Hole story. I love that story 🙂
Yard Elephant 🙂
Ha, I’ll have to retell the “Big Hole” story one of these days. I’m about need another hole, this one for my house.
I did really love my grandparent’s house
. I still get sad when I think about it being gone.