"Thanks Rosigami. I actually did peek in the windows of my grandmother's old house after it had been sold. No one was living there at the time, but the new owners had taken up the carpets to reveal the gorgeous (who'd a thunk?)…"
"I loved reading this, how bittersweet it is. There is something magical about one's former home. They seem to contain ephemeral things not evident in their bricks, mortar, shingles, or windows. Impossible to be objective, you know? I went…"
"This is a lovely piece. There are so many conflicting feelings when I think about my childhood and our homes (we lived in Brooklyn, so it was apartments). Never the less, nomatter how harsh my life was I have memories that are comforting…"
"Great read, Veronica. I can relate to the bittersweet here, to the good memories mixed in with sadness and what-ifs and lives moved on. There are a couple places back in KC I'm sometimes tempted to drive by and look at, but I usually manage to…"
"My favorite Byrds song is in the post.
Are you familiar with this version? It is done Byrds style rather than original Dylan style, and Roger McGuinn sings the first verse. What's interesting is who sings the rest of…"
"With you on the spirit of place.
I think there used to be a privet hedge on either side of the gate and up the side of the drive. Its a small town-- we used to abide by "porch etiquette". In my youth (40 odd years ago), people used to sit…"
"Nice read V. I think homes have spirits. I hail from Salem, where many houses have ghosts, something everyone accepts, even the straightest looking khaki pant-wearing citizens say oh yeah, Janice's ghost....
When my mom was deep in her…"