Thirteen years ago we fixed up a cute little cottage in Dallas, some thought would be a tear down. (Hey, Hon! We live in a Tear Down! )
Now, it seems like we lived in a tear-down.
Seems like we did! Our perfect little empty nest changed hands again and was bull-dozed; from the debris, emerged a McMansion, just like the ones . . . that frequently garnered my distain.
Sigh. Yet another sign of the times that boggles my mind.
Who put a “stop payment” on my reality check? ~Author unknown
Why, when a plot of ground, albeit it modest, offers room for flower beds, grass, and trees, would a builder consume its whole?
Can we say MONEY?!
Did they keep the crepe myrtles, grand tutors that they were?
Or the roses: the bevy of beauties that reminded me of our grandchildren, and taught other life lessons? (Gardens and Grandchildren )
I sure will miss that little brown house — especially remembering when our kids brought their kids to visit; or, when family and friends came for dinner and a movie.
The good news, is we still have family, friends who visit; a roof over our heads; power and clean water — and a few flower beds in which to putter and learn a few more of life’s lessons.
I find the McMansion walk in closets (which are the size Northern Anne Arundel County allows for a child’s bedroom) a bit overwhelming. One of my kids lives in one and it seems to dwarf the three inhabitants. And all those non-used rooms! Right now I am chafing at having a completely empty basement. It’s so lonely down there…
Goodness, what a cute house that was!
And I share your distain for McMansions…give me the look of a bungalow or the wonderful historic homes of Annapolis any day!
So thankful that is what I have now…although it is super roomy inside, which I also like.
It was a cute house — lots of good memories — and OH those roses I inherited from the former owner!
Ah, the wisdom of Dr. Seuss! Those were slower, saner times. Enjoy worship on the third Sunday of Advent!
That Dr. Seuss quote is such good advice!
PS_- Have you ever watched DICKENSIAN?