an emotional morning today indeed...
mom and i went to my Grandparents house to get the last utility readings and one last
check through their house.
the new owners move in tomorrow.
of course we all know that grandma and grandpa's move into their brand new
seniors apartment was the BEST thing for them, but it is still very difficult for
all of us as we have now come to this last day of calling their house
The Smith Residence.
They lived here over 65 years, raised all of their children in this house and shared a
lifetime of happy memories here.
naturally, it's hard to let the tangable aspect of a lifetime go.
the very foundation of new beginnings, family traditions taught lovingly and a home filled with the warmest welcome when you walk in the door.
we must remind ourselves that none of this has changed, only the address of its tenants.
I promised my Grandma I would take as many pictures as possible as I walked about their house today.
so vivid i could almost hear them,
flooded me as i wandered through the upstairs with my camera.
I had to sit against the wall, right in the corner where she kept her big wooden sewing box, and have myself a little cry...it is indeed hard to let go.
( there's so many, but this one is a great one )
these trecharous stairs.
thin carpet, steep drop, and most inviting to 7 & 8 year olds...
so many times my two brothers and I would climb to the top and race down these stairs on our STOMACHS only to be practically in tears by the bottom from the severe carpet burn we got on our travel down! Oh yes, we did it on purpose to compare battle scars after racing each other down a few times ( and before my parents figured out what we were doing and hollered to KNOCK IT OFF !!! )
man, were we dumb!