That address was Far Guy parent’s address from the late 1940’s when the house was brand new until they sold it in 1994.
You can go home again, but it is different. A few weeks ago I took outside photos.
It is called “The Cottage” and it is a place for people with disabilities to meet with their counselors. The property was always zoned commercial since it is right along the highway.
Yesterday we stopped by to see if we could take some photos to share with Far Guy’s sister and of course the blog too.
The gal was very friendly and invited us right in. This is taken from the back deck, no one ever used the front door. It seemed strange that you could walk right in…the porch used to be there…with a box for boots, a pencil sharpener and a closet where the broom and the dustpan was kept along with the garbage can and the ever present bag on a hanger that held the clothes pins. You used to enter the kitchen from that old porch.
The old closet.
The kitchen. The cabinets that are solid oak have been painted white. The sink is still the same old one. They added a dishwasher. The stove is in the same spot as is the refrigerator. The old porch door used to open into the kitchen and there was room for a table and chairs….the space seemed so small now.
We wondered if the old phone cubby was still there.
Phone cubby. You had to stand here and talk on the phone…it was a black phone and had a short cord. Underneath the phone was a stand that held…the phone book and a set of encyclopedias. Now it is a cubby for artwork. All the trim that is now painted back in the day was natural wood trim that was varnished.
Far Guy’s parents old bedroom, just room enough for a full size bed, a cedar chest, a tall chest of drawers and a dressing table with a large mirror and a padded bench. On that dressing table was a box that opened up and it contained jewelry that Trica and Jennifer were facinated with.
The bathroom. The toilet is where the bath tub used to be. The doorway was made wider to be handicap accesible.
The Living Room. That love seat has the “Christmas Tree Spot” and I noticed that Far Guy’s Moms touch is still in the house…her fancy light switchplates are still there.
A hanging lamp is still hung in the living room…just a different one.
The Dining Room looking back out the way we came in.
We ventured upstairs. They just use the two bedrooms up there for storage. The ceilings have been redone. The stairs are still the same and so is the old railing upstairs…but a new hand rail has been added to assist the climb upwards.
So much for our trip down memory lane this week. We think it is great that this home was updated and that it is being used again. “The Cottage” is a perfect name for it.
The carpet used to be a two tone gold color, before that Far Guy says it was a grey color. The kitchen and hallway used to have linoleum, the bedrooms had hardwood floors.