Retired Not Tired started this meme after her mother encouraged her to write her memoirs. She'll give a different prompt every week to help you record your own memories!
This week: My First Home
The house that my family lived in when I was born, is actually on a street just around the corner from the street where I now live. It is a very small house that the plant built when they developed the Small Town. By small, I mean a 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house with a small living room & kitchen. What's the big deal about that? I am the 8th child. In fact, I was the 8th child in 9 years. I just can't imagine having 8 children living in a house that small.
I don't remember much about that first home; my parents moved to their present home when I was 9 months old. I've heard a story about one of my sisters running in the kitchen after cutting her leg. This was right after my mama mopped the floor. My sister was met at the door by mama telling her to stay outside because the floor had just been mopped.
This picture would have been taken the Christmas before I was born. Mama would have been 6 months pregnant with me:
This would have been a month or 2 before I was born:
(That is the sister who cut her leg!)
This picture was taken in the backyard. Mama is holding me:
I'm sure my older siblings have wonderful memories of living in that house. Our next-door-neighbor took good care of my mom, who was a thousand miles away from her parents & siblings, and must have been terribly homesick at times.
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