Tuesday, July 07, 2009

It's My Life

once again it's tuesday and it's time for some family history.
as we start a new month we'll work on a new section. this month we'll focus on the house of your growing up.
this week's questions are as follows...

1. What did your home look like? Was is a house or an apartment? What color was it? Was it one story or two? As a child i lived in a house. i'm not sure, but i think it was a beige color. it was a single story 3 bedroom, 2 bath house. as a teenager (the home i remember as my house) was a single story stucco home also. it was 3 bedrooms and 2 baths also.

2. What was your neighborhood like? the neighborhood i grew up in as a child was wonderful! we had many freinds and often played until the street lights came on. we would often play ding dong ditch, hide and seek and many other games. at christmas time, all the neighbor kids put on The Nativity. the mom's were all friends and would get together and do macrame and other crafts. it was a wonderful place all year long. as a teen the neighborhood was far different. it was a rural area with few neighbors. we were only really close to the neighbors right next door.

3. Did you have a lawn? Did you have flower beds? Did you have a garden? Did you help care for the flowers or garden? in my childhood home, i don't remember many flower beds and we didn't have a garden. i do remember well the olive tree in the front yard and the many avocado trees in the back yard. to raise money for christmas presents, we would pick and sell the avocados. we would load up our wagon and walk and walk to many neighborhoods to sell them. in contrast, my home as a teen had many flowers, beautiful trees and a garden. my mom took care of the flowers and the closet i got to helping with the garden was to bring the dinner left-overs to the compost pile.

4. Did you have a front stoop or porch? a front stoop on both. i've always wanted a front porch.

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1 comment:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

I would love to participate in this..it is wonderful getting to know each other.and really makes me dig into my childhood etc..now I must go and post this..thanks...:)have a wonderful day.:)