Thanks, Rebecca and Julie! I live in a neighborhood of very old houses. Mine was built in 1886. I was thinking about that one day and started to wonder about all the people who have lived here since then. (sometimes my mind wanders like that!) Thanks again for your kind comments!
Member Rara Avis
Denise, I'm reminded of the song 'This Old House'. I grew up in such a house and the memories are deep within of the smells, the hiding places, the fun, the mystery and yes, the nostalgia of it all. Great memory shaker ... thanks.
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Glen Hope, PA USA
Thank you, Elizabeth, RS, Marge, Ruth, Seymour and Pepper for reading and commenting! It is always appreciated!
Pepper- No, I don't believe so. It is only one of thousands, if not more, that were built around that time. Philadelphia is a city of many old neighborhoods! I guess they just built houses very well during the last century, as most of them are still standing and livable!
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
Somehow, I suspect you have your children's height's measured on the walls. The memories that exist within a home... not only ours, but those who have proceeded us. Thank you for the poem Denise, very nice.
i havent been on in a while and what a great poem to find - so many feelings and memories are in the places we have lived - i have always wondered so often who lived here befor and then when i have had to leave - who is there now!