Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Sunday April 8, 2012

Rentman and I went to see my dad for Easter day. We had a good time. We stopped at KFC in Cairo, GA and picked up a 9 piece box and got mashed potatoes with gravy, and cole slaw. Everyone really enjoyed their meal. After getting the kitchen cleaned up, we retired to the living room where all rested their eyes! A little later we rode to the cemetery to see Mama's grave and to tell her we loved her (and I wished her a Happy Easter in heaven)! A little later, I wandered outside and took some pictures of the home place. When Mama and Daddy built the house, it had yellow asbestos shingles on it. Quite some time ago, they added on a new kitchen/dining room combo, a new laundry room with pantry and a study for Daddy and bricked the house. It really made a difference! I will always love that house as it is where I returned to from the hospital after I was born. It holds many, many memories! I'll share some pics of the house with you!

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This is the barn that Daddy had built many years ago. He keeps everything you can imagine in it but if he needs something, he knows where to go look for it! I'm a lot like my daddy. I think I need a big barn, too!

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This is the carport side of the house. It was also added on. Behind the door is the dining room/kitchen. Mama cooked many a wonderful meal in that kitchen.

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This is part of the back of the house. That is the kitchen window and you can watch the birds eat from their feeder and drink water from the bird bath. You can also watch the squirrels steal as many pecans when the season is ripe, too. They will either eat them in the tree or they will run go bury them.

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This is a huge fig tree! I stand under it in the summer and eat figs to my heart's (or should I say stomach's) content! I love figs so much!

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This is standing under the fig tree looking up towards the sun. I thought it was an interesting picture. However, the mosquitos thought my legs were more interesting than I thought the sun was. Ouch!

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I'll leave you with some of Mama's amaryllis. Even when we're gone, life still goes on and new life comes up from the ground again. Seasons come and seasons go, but with each one something new is always coming back to life.

1 comment:

for the love of a house said...

Such a sweet post. I especially loved the last photo- we always wonder how long things we plant around the property will be here. It's like leaving a legacy. Your mother's legacy is beautiful!
joan