Friday, June 06, 2014

The old house

The old house on the back of our property is almost a hundred years old. We bought the property from an elderly neighbor and her husband built the old house and barn just three years from the start of the Great Depression.
Even when the old windows are cleaned with Windex, they are a little cloudy. Sitting inside looking out you can see slight imperfections in the glass.
I write down there as weather permits. The wind in winter blows unimpeded through the cracks in the walls and windows.
Thankfully in summer, the oak and hickory form a leafy canopy over the old house, and even when the temps are brutal everywhere else, it's cool sitting on the front porch.
Some of my best ideas have come to me sitting at my desk down there.
I guess I could tear the old place down and build a modern structure, but I'm not sure something new would contain the same magic.
Maybe I'm just a sentimental sap. It's hard to say.


  1. It speaks to me.
    I love old houses and old barns.
    I'm glad that you find your abilities to write are heightened when you are there. A special place for you.....

  2. Ahhhh, I know I could love that old house. I think I understand your thoughts. Lots of stories in an old house, I smile thinking of your story of the 'Bowl with the hole'. (smile) I love Stories!

  3. Rick. I love the idea of being able to write or even spend some time in a house with so many memories in the place...
    My best friends Mother is not going to live through the night!
    I understand sentimental...
    It was my Mothers Birthday date yesterday...
    I understand memories.
    Blessings to you and your lovely wife!
    Night Miss, Roxy

  4. Oh...if those walls could talk, think of the tales told! You bring the tales alive with your gift. I'd keep on writing at the desk in the old far it's a winner for inspiration!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful place to write! The setting itself seems inspiring...think of all that has been shared there and the past emotions stored in those old walls.

  6. It does sound like an inspired place to write... it is great to have a place like that :)


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