Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Coca Cola Kitchen
After the visit yesterday I was thinking about our visit one time with the couple's daughter-in-law and their son. They live in John's tiny hometown. I'll call her K. She loves old and older "stuff". Several years ago she found an old house in San Antonio that was going to be destroyed to make way for progress. I don't remember what year the house was built but it had all the little details from another era. K was able to buy it for a song. Then came the plans to move it to the small town. People couldn't believe she was going to do this and fix it up and live in it but she did. She found a mover and the plans began. The town is about 45 minutes or an hour from San Antonio. We country people don't know how many miles anything is we talk it by time. They knew there would be some hairy spots in the move. Some turns that would be hard to make with a big flat bed truck with a house on it. A couple of low bridges they would have to move the house over but she was ready. She wanted this old fashioned house and she did some tall talking to convince the movers. On moving day K had her camera, her drinks, and snacks. She knew this was not going to be a fast easy job. She had plenty of gas in her car for lots of stopping and starting. She didn't intend to let this house get out of her sight. They were not going to treat her new old house with disrespect. I don't remember how many hours it took but K got every detail on record with her camera. It was set in place that very day. No leaving her precious house on the side of the highway. Her job began to make this old house her home. She started searching for old furniture that looked to match the era of this house. Yard sales and thrift stores were her mission. No getting in a hurry for this girl. Everything had to be perfect right down to the lamps and scarves. The kitchen was a different mode though. She did her kitchen in Coca Cola red and white. She had everything she could find with coke. She didn't do all this over night. Its a darling house and I sure enjoyed my visit there.