“Home gives you something no other place can… your history. Home is where your history begins.”

Today is a good day. It’s cold and will get colder, but I don’t mine. I haven’t anywhere I need to go or anything I need to do. The ceiling stains were painted this morning, and I arranged for the whole ceiling to be done in the spring. The stacks of assorted stuff sitting in the living room until the stains were gone are now in their rightful spots in the den. After the spray painting, I had to dust or polish everything near where the stain was, but it didn’t take long, and it is so bright in here I think I need sunglasses. The toilet no longer needs a jiggle to stop running. I put the rock back, and it works perfectly. Peapod is coming this afternoon. It seems all is right with my world.

I was not the doll type of girl for very long, but I do remember a few from when I was really little. My favorite was a Ginny doll who had a wardrobe filled with clothes and a pink bed which was the same color as the wardrobe. I also had a tall stuffed doll wearing a dress who had elastics on her feet. You put the elastics around your shoes and danced with the doll. The last doll was small with yellow hair made from yarn and woven into pig tails. She wore a shirt and red overalls with patches. My mother, for some reason, had saved that last doll, and she gave it to me when I first moved into my house. She also gave me a small chair I had been given when I was three, yellow egg cups we always used which looked like chickens and my books, lots of books including The Bobbsey Twins and Nancy Drew.

When I first moved into my house, I had a desk, a TV and a studio couch, and my mother added memories. She gave me connections to my childhood and made an empty house my home.

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8 Comments on ““Home gives you something no other place can… your history. Home is where your history begins.””

  1. im6 Says:

    A little something extra for today’s musical theme:

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, im6! I haven’t heard him in a long time. This is a great song.

    • Birgit Says:

      im6, funny coincidence, when I looked up whether I have Our House (Madness) on my computer, this song appeared and I listened to it. I’m a long time Loudon fan. I thought about posting a link too.

  2. olof1 Says:

    50,9 here today and sunshine. I didn’t mind the everlasting strong wind at all when I walked between factories today. But it felt hard to go inside again and I did wish that the distance between my two workplaces had been much longer.

    My mother didn’t save a thing from when I and my siblings were small, it was pure luck that I had placed some things in the cellar one time that I found many years later 🙂 I guess that’s the reason I’m a bit of a hamster, unvilling to part with too many things. I guess it’s a good thing I live in a tiny cottage with very few spaces to save things in 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      It is chilly today and will get down to the teens tonight. We’ll be in a cold spell for a while. At least the weekend was nice.

      My house is loaded with stuff. Good luck to my sisters who will have to do the clearing up. My next project is clearing out the cellar. For that I need a huge dumpster in which to put the stuff I’ve accumulated.

      Enjoy your evening!

  3. fred Says:

    you have made me feel a bit better after the bad news I had from my doctor yesterday

    • katry Says:

      fred,
      I am glad you felt better but now you’ve made me concerned. Whatever you heard, I’m hoping there is a silver lining.


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