Monday, October 7, 2013
Day 6: No place like home
Day 6: Homes
We moved quite a bit when I was young; I came home to a home in MA which I don't remember living at but we visited years later; moved to a house in RI when I was 2 which I remember a bit since we lived there till I was 4 1/2 when we moved south. My parents rented a house for a year while a house was being built in Maryland. It is from that house I went to kindergarten, learned to ride a bike, roller skates and hosted sleep-overs.
When I was 9 1/2 we moved to Northern VA and that is the house I lived in the rest of my time with my parents including when I attended graduate school. An end-unit townhouse on large circle with a park in the front and a nature preserve in the back.
While my paternal grandfather was still living in a house that my father had spent some of his life in when I was born he died when I was two so I barely remember him and don't have any memories of the house. My maternal grandparents were still living in the home my mom lived in as a teenager when I was young and that house I do have many memories of.
All three of our children have been brought home to this house that we bought as newlyweds, a 1950's built Cape Cod ~ we are outgrowing it and have started thinking of moving but will carry with us so many memories some of which I hope at least our oldest will share in.
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