Saturday, September 30, 2006

On our trip to South Bend . . . .
We made a stop past Gary's parent's home. This is where Gary grew up. It is unbelivable how much it has changed in the last several months. Someone has bought it to fix up and resell (at least that's what we think). The house has new siding and shutters to go with the new windows that Dad S. already had installed.

This tree is where Gary used to spend his summer afternoons when he was little. He used to lounge in the limb and read Tarzan books. :) Cute, huh?

Things have changed. The yard has been cleaned up quite a bit - the huge old willow tree is no longer in the back yard and someone is taking care of the yard the way Grandpa Stephens couldn't in his later years. The fuel has been changed from oil to LP and we noticed by looking in the window that the wall has been removed from between the living room and kitchen to make one big room with new kitchen cabinets. Mom and Dad would really love to see what it looks like now. Turns out someone will be getting a pretty cute little house on a nice piece of property.

Times change, I guess, but it is difficult to go back to the house and know you can't go in.
Just have to remember that life is good and count it all JOY.
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At 11:07 AM, Blogger Natalie said...

I can't believe how much it has changed! I saw your photos in the Picasa album, too. The field behind the house seems a lot smaller than I remember... a trip down memory lane. :)

At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Alissa said...

Love that you took a picture of the tree :-)

At 8:27 PM, Anonymous me2 said...

I guess sometimes you really can't go home again, can you?


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