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Flowers And Trees

I inherited my mom’s journal with 40 years of flowers and trees she planted in the yard where I grew up as a child.

I love that it is in her handwriting…

 

I treasure it too because it connects us together… we both love flowers and trees.

I’m taking an online class from Lendon Noe hosted by Carla Sonheim called, Inspired By Lives and Letters, which gave me the inspiration to create this piece:

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I made a copy of watercolor painting I did last year and a copy of mom’s journal page from the year I was born… to connect our past and present together as a remembrance.

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It is a way for me to have a lovely conversation with my past…

A way for me to say, “Happy Birthday,” to my mom whose birthday is approaching in early March even though she is no longer with us.

I’d like to think she would treasure it.

Cheers! 🙂

The Little Pink House

The first home my hubby and I rented was very small… so small that my sis said we must be in love!  And we were!  Looking back now, we were so young:

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Below is an “artistic” floor plan of our 441 square foot home in Cheney, WA:

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The little pink house sat between 2 railroad tracks which took a little getting used to!  We had a king-sized waterbed that felt like one of those coin-operated massage beds when the trains passed.  Lol!  The bed took up most of the room too.  I had to lie on the bed in order to open the dresser.

My hubby sold stereos at the time and we had a set of Magnepan speakers in the living room – 2 ft wide, 6 ft high and 1 inch thick.  Perfect sound for a tiny home!  😉

We had our first garden in the backyard.  The cows next door got loose one time and helped to fertilize the garden.  We had zucchini so large we used them as door stops.

Our first cat, we named Abbynormal after the Young Frankenstein movie.  I remember the cat was a bit abnormal and loved the swamps near our house.

When the landlord doubled the rent a year later, we moved to Spokane, WA and paid much higher rent but we a bigger house!  🙂

Do you remember your first home?  I’d love to hear your memories!

Cheers!  🙂