The seller grew up in the house that we just bought. His parents built the house. It was originally a much smaller house without plumbing. Later, they added the back portion, along with septic and plumbing.
Prior to building it, they lived in the house across the pond, which (according to his three sisters) was already existing when they bought the place. One of the sisters told me that she remembers coming home from school one day, and her parents told her that they were going to move into the house across the way that day. She remembers helping to move, and carrying the kitchen table chairs across to the new house.
On Friday, (with the owner’s permission) we took some time out to visit the old homestead across the pond. I mentioned in the last post, that I had been fascinated with that old house and wanted to see it closer. It didn’t disappoint. It looked as if it had been converted to a barn after they moved out of it. It’s amazing to think that a family of 5 (at that time) had lived in such a small space. If my memory serves me correctly, the seller (who lives up the hill) had just been born, so that would make 6 people in that tiny place.
As I looked at it the house and took pictures, my mind went back to another place and time. It was also interesting to see the house we just bought from another perspective, and to finally see – up close and personal- the place I had only enjoyed from a distance.
I will let the pictures speak for themselves.