A sentimental sap ... oh definitely!
My hubby Big D would call me the most sentimental person he's ever met ... apparently he hasn't spent enough time around my family! I cherish the memories of my childhood, showing horses and dairy cattle and all the special moments I've been blessed enough to experience in my lifetime thus far. While I live in Indiana currently, I grew up in a small rural town in central Ohio. We lived in a pre-civil home on the Scioto River. I may be biased, but to me - it's always been one of the most beautiful homes/farms in town. I'm definitely sentimental when it comes to my childhood home, and yes - I've been told a million times - it's not the house that makes the memories it's the people - but I certainly do associate the two!
About the time that Big D and I got married - my Mom decided it was time to move on from the big ol' house that was becoming too much to take care of for a single lady in her 60s. I convinced myself for a long time that the house wouldn't sell or that Mom would change her mind - because selfishly I couldn't imagine going "home" to visit her if it wasn't in my "home."
Well nearly five years later - someone took the plunge - made the bid - Mom accepted - and I was devastated ... she was really moving!
She wanted me to come pack up my things - pick up some furniture she wouldn't need in her new place - it was a difficult time for me to deal with - I'm not going to lie! (This all happened in my 7th, 8th and 9th month of pregnancy to make matters more stressful!)
Luckily - Big D was there to help me get through the ordeal and I've made peace with the situation. With the new baby - it's time to make new memories in our quaint little Hoosier home. I will always have a special place in my heart for my childhood home and the memories made there.
A couple years ago I took some photos of the house and around the farm. Enjoy!
|Flower boxes on what we called the "Little House" a summer house on the property we used for storage.|
|The Little House|
|Barn doors to the horse barn|
|Solid oak horse stalls my dad built|
|Trim on the front porch (The house had four porches)|
|More trim on the front porch|
|The horse barn and front pasture|
|The south porch|
|Flower pot on doorstep of the Little House|
|Entry door and sign on north porch|
|Water hydrant off old milk house|