Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Memory Lane



Here is the end of my recent trip around northern New England.  The trip took me from Hartford to western Massachusetts, to Vermont, to the White Mountains of New Hampshire and then down to the New Hampshire seacoast, into the North Shore of Massachusetts, and then back to Connecticut.

I was in my home town 20 miles north of Boston for a few hours.  This house is where I lived for the first four years of my life.  I spent some time talking with the woman who lives next door and learned that she is the granddaughter of the couple who lived there during my childhood.  That was a LONG time ago.

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21 comments:

Kate said...

Your post has made me want to learn more about the NE states. Now I've been to every section of the US but have not frequented this area widely enough to be familiar with it. PS. I took the liberty of copying your notice on my post today. Thanks for reminding me of the head's up!

Stefan Jansson said...

Must be nice to thee your old home again.

Lowell said...

Not very many folks could find their home from the early years. Fascinating. And it's still standing!

Luis Gomez said...

So nice that you went there Jack!

Lynette said...

Nice memories, Jack. We lived in a similarly shaped house in Kansas City, Missouri, when our two sons were born in Kansas City, Kansas. I've only been back lately on Google Maps--someone remodeled the front porch and made the house plain and ugly, not at all what I remembered.

Sharon said...

It reminds me of a house from my home town, Quincy Illinois. How fun to visit some childhood haunts.

VP said...

I also lived the first four years of my life in another place, but that house was demolished a long time ago. This one is really beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Lowell is right -- not many of us could find the homes from "back then"!! Particularly my "back then"! A lovely old house and a great shot for the day as always, Jack! What a great trip you've had!! Hope your week is going well!!

RedPat said...

My parents still live in the house that I grew up in!

Karl Demetz said...

A beautiful house, Jack, pity that you left it, or not?

cieldequimper said...

Count me in on the first four years. The house still stands in Germany but isn't half as beautiful as yours!

Theme Day is up and running btw. There's a post on Facebook about it!

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, that looks like a great house for a young family. It even has a three car garage! The house I lived in for the first four years is smaller than yours, but it is still standing in Evanston, Illinois. I thought it huge when I lived there, but it looks tiny to me now.

William Kendall said...

It's a nice house, Jack!

Halcyon said...

What a lovely house! And how nice that you got to chat with an old neighbor. It's fun to take a blast to the past sometimes. :)

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Lovely old house that's seems well preserved.

Randy said...

Beautiful home.

Malyss said...

So it was a travel through space and time! I wish I had such a beautiful house during my childhood..

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the angle in this picture and the composition with the stones and the tree!
It's a beautiful house!
Léia

Susie said...

How special! I'm lucky I still get to visit the house I spent my first 18 years in:)

Kay said...

This looks like a nice place to call home, though for me years 0-4 don't produce too many memories.

Sounds like you had a nice New England trip though you've missed leaf peeping. But I suppose that may have been the point, too.

jennyfreckles said...

Isn't it fun to go back to old family-linked places? This is a very attractive property.