Saturday, December 11, 2010

Reminiscing




I like to think about being a kid and playing at Grandma and Grandpa's house on McLellan. I like to remember eating waffles in the sun room and Easter egg hunts in the back yard. I like to think about running up and down the stairs with my cousins and playing games on their computer. I like to remember hiding in the closet under the stairs with those foam pads or the closet in the den with the light with the dangling string. I like to remember the cold floor in the basement pantry and the smell. I remember how awesome the cupboard was that I could climb from the bedroom right into the bathroom where the the bathtub that was sunk into the floor was. I remember sleepovers on the big bed and being scared of the weird water heater room. I remember watching "West Side Story" numerous times. I remember countless games of Life and Skip Bo. I remember the red light in the master bathroom and playing with Grandma's orange lipstick. I remember Grandpa waking up early to take a walk and read his scriptures. I remember holidays and birthdays. But mostly I remember feeling loved and happy.

4 comments:

Abbie said...

Such a perfect description of that house. Don't forget the basement walls made of brick (great for wall ball) and the brown geometric carpet.

Cathy said...

There was so many things in this post that I had forgotten about but I totally remember everything you said. I forgot about the scary water heater room and the red lights in the bathroom but it all came back to me. Thanks for this post.

Emily said...

Thanks for making me cry. Great pics too.

Emily said...

I remember the smell of Caress soap in their bathroom and the smell and shape of Grandma's lipsticks. I remember "sledding" down the stairs on the round cover to the trampoline. I remember someone's head getting stuck between the stair rails. I remember the random railing in the front room upstairs. I remember the smell of the room under the stairs and just the smell of the whole house. I remember playing Mac Paint and Monopoly and Life and SkipBo. I remember the tangerine tree, the grapefruit tree, the tiny lemon tree, the pomegranate tree, the palo verde, the olive trees, and the cherry tomato plant...