There are things about your family that only you know. There are stories your parents told you that no one else will know if you don't share them. Some day your children or grandchildren may want to know those stories. None of us know how long we will live, so now is the time to share those stories. This blog will give you ideas to help you with sharing those stories.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Your Grandparents Home
Here's another question to write about. Describe your grandparents home.
My grandmother's house was a bungalow type of house made out of blocks. It had a full basement with a separate entrance that she rented out.
I think it was originally a two bedroom house. I believe one of the bedrooms was divided into a bathroom and a walk-in closet. My grandmother heated her house with a coal-burning stove in her living room. In the winter when we visited her it felt so good to sit in front of her stove and get warmed up. She cooked for many years on a coal-burning cookstove in her kitchen. She had an old wringer washer in her bathroom. She had steps between the kitchen and bathroom that led down to a cellar where she stored her bottled fruits and vegetables. The back of her house was at a higher level than the front. The back porch had several steps down from it. The porch was made from wood and was big enough to store lumps of coal under it. I remember plum trees and a vegetable garden growing in her back yard. The pictures I have of her house trigger warm memories of times spent with her.
What do you remember about your grandparents' home?