Saturday, July 26, 2008


Hubby's cousin and her husband, on their way from Florida to North Carolina, visited for a couple of days. We decided to take a ride to East Point where he grew up and to check out the old home place.

The house still looks the same, except for the color. It was always white. The swing is still in the backyard, as is the garage. Hubby went to the door with a hand full of old photos and the young man LET US IN to look around. All the carpet has been taken up to expose the beautiful hardwood floors. The kitchen has new cabinets, in fact, down two wall, the door to the sleeping porch has been closed up, but for the most part the house is the same. Hubby pointed out the closet in the bedroom that he set on fire with sparklers. He wanted to see them before dark. His mother was an absolute HERO when she grabbed all the burning clothes and threw them out the window and his brother poured the dog's water on them. He did get a spanking for that stunt! All the rooms were small. I don't recall them being that small. Funny how things change in our minds. This is the place Hubby lived from the time he was five years old until we married. It was certainly a walk down memory lane. The young man couldn't believe we had photos, in fact, there was one of Hubby sitting in front of the TV in the corner of the living room. Would you believe the screen on the TV was round! That was probably about 1953.

Now on our home front--the road project continues. Last night at 8:00 p.m. the paving crew starts in front of the house. We were told they were working until 5:00 a.m. this morning. The noise and vibration of all the equipment drives me crazy. I've had to put rubber bands across the shelves of the shelf in the den so the items don't "dance" off into the floor. We will be SO GLAD when all this construction is finished. It's been almost three years since this project started, so we have about had it with the Georgia DOT. We are looking forward to getting our fence and gate back up. We are so sad that we have lost our once country road. We did manage to keep our driveway entrance where it has always been. Now that is a REAL victory. We have been fighting with the state about that issue since the project started.


KathyLikesPink said...

That DOT project is the pits! How and when did they decide they wanted your road to be a thoroughfare? I'll bet they had to tear out a bunch of trees to widen it, too.

Regarding the home front - that is cool that they let you in! And that there were so relatively few changes. Around here these days, when a house from the 40's or 50's sells, the first thing the people do is tear it down, so they can build their McMansion. Very sad.

Glenn and Cile said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and letting me know that you enjoy it. My daughter, Kari, is the writer in the family and she is trying to help me so I give her any credit that is due.

Did your husband work with Southern Baptist missionaries when in Belarus? (Davidson or Upchurch) Our church in Marietta sends a mission team to Belarus 1 or 2 times a year, and our pastor is going in October. Small world, isn't it!