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Friday, April 11, 2014

My Header Picture Has Memories.

I better tell about it before I change my header again. This house was my deceased husband's grandparents house. It was on a small ranch west of San Antonio. The house is gone now and there is a housing addition on the land. I remember the house being larger then it looks in the picture. The right side is two bedrooms in a row and then in back of those is a bathroom. It was grandma's bathroom with a claw foot tub. The men used an outhouse. On the left side was a living room followed by a dining room with a built-in buffet. Behind that was the kitchen and when I met Mel grandma still used a wood cook stove. It was a large one with a big place to hold water and it heated while she was cooking. The dining room had a very large dining table and all the family could fit around it. Family who liked to hunt went there to hunt free and everyone brought some kind of food and grandma cooked some so there would be a big meal after hunting with lots of tales and laughter. The house had tall windows and there was pretty molding and high baseboards. You could tell it had been a pretty house but had not been kept up. When I came into the family grandpa had already lost one leg and the other followed a few years later. There was always a big cardboard box full of old toys for the kids. My daughter mentioned a warning that went with playing with them. Watch for scorpions. Once after grandpa was gone and grandma lived alone she found a snake in her toilet. There was a windmill in back and to the left that doesn't show in the picture. When it needed repairs or wood needed to be hauled and chopped some of the family went out to do those chores. All the Lieck family have memories they can tell and do when they get together.

13 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

Sounds like good times (and bad). It is amazing how many memories one simple picture can bring to mind, isn't it?

Cherie Campbell said...

Wow I love this.. Some of the things I remember happening with my Family. But just a little different I was a child with a single parent who married into to this kind of memories. That's all I remember of a wonderful time it was (Memories).. But that means a lot... Thanks---I Enjoyed....

Jon said...

Old houses always harbor a treasury of memories. It's too bad that the house is now gone -
but at least the memories remain.

Wendy said...

Pauline, love the photo and the post. I love hearing about old houses and always imagine at one time this was new and someone was just tickled to be moving in to it. Thank you for sharing your memories and the photo!

Lynne said...

Loved reading about the story of the house! I could hear the laughter and imagined what it must have been like to sit at that table and share. Thank you for sharing!

TexWisGirl said...

i had wondered about that place. what neat memories - and a great family place.

TARYTERRE said...

What a charming house. GREAT memories, for sure. EXCEPT for the snake in the toilet.

Sheila Y said...

They were building houses in that area when we lived in San Antonio. Sad that it is gone now. Take care, Sheila

Kath said...

Great story Paula,reminded me of when I was a very young girl at home (me being the baby)When My 3 married Sisters with hubby's and there families,would come around and we would all gather round my Mothers large dining table.Happy Days,gone by,but memories linger on forever.Love the old house.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Chatty Crone said...

I love to hear stories of the past and see houses and their history. I enjoyed that.

Barbara In Caneyhead said...

I was wondering about the house. Glad you told it's story.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Fond, fond, memories!!! I loved reading this. Family and family history stories are so endearing, listening to, or hearing [in this case, reading] --I loved it Paula.

A snake in the toilet tho, that would frighten me to death....seriously!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

ps...just read your Easter Bunny story...how sweet is that?!!!

Oh oh...9 leaks in one tire?!! Dear me.