Thursday, June 07, 2018

This Old House



Fond memories this
A house and loving home place.
In good times and bad.


Family gathered here
Not only brick and mortar
But love filled it all!

I remember Christmas, Thanksgiving and summer picnic here.  The Folks, as they were called, always had an open door for us kids.  My grandparents had died before I was born so the Aunts and Pat were all I know as extended family.  There were so many overnights as kids. My celebration after my 1st Communion was here. My first opera, Aida, was shared with Pat.  When I graduated from high school I was gifted with a trip to Washington D.C.  with them all.  We had a grand time.  And when they sold the house, and I was in nursing school close by, I would take occasional walks by it, just to remember the good times.  For those times I am truly gratefully.
~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy




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11 comments:

  1. Hello, lovely memory and home. I like the haiku too! Happy Thursday, Enjoy your day!

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  2. It is always nice to re-visit old happy memories. I often pass by the house where I spent a happy childhood. Happy memories.

    God bless.

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  3. A lovely house, Cathy. And wonderful memories full of close knit love.

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  4. It's so good to have warm memories of a place. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  5. Wonderful memories of love shared in a lovely home ~ sweet haiku ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor

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  6. Sad it was sold. It looks like such a happy place. Wonderful haiku memories.

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  7. Such love and memories are a forever a part of the foundation of this sweet home. Thank you for sharing it with us Cathy... I can see you running up those front stairs...

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  8. The house looks happy. Perhaps some of the love shared there remains inside.

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  9. Nothing can quite replace a childhood home … in my family, it is still referred to with a certain sort of reverence, even though we all know there were ups and downs in even that house!

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  10. to fill a home with love-and to be filled by it. gift of a life time.

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  11. Thanks for sharing your gratitude and lovely memories haibun style

    much love...

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