Monday, December 17, 2007

Fun Monday #45: the old homestead edition

Kitten is our hostess for this pre-holiday Fun Monday. She says this:

I think it would be neat to hear about the story behind your home and the road you live on. It doesn't have to be historical, maybe just something that stands out to you. It would be nice to have pictures to go with your little story.

Well, honestly, I am going to pull a Swampy and break the rules a bit. Instead of telling you about where I live now, I want to tell a little bit of how I got here.

So here is my tale:

Once upon a time, a married couple lived in a big, big house. It had many bedrooms and a beautiful back yard and a beautiful front yard, too. What it did not have was warmth and love. It was very cold inside, even though the thermostat was always set on high.

The beautiful house was filled with beautiful things.

But "things" do not a happy home make. And this was not a happy place.

And it came to pass that the marriage that kept this unhappy home together came to an end, and the woman had to sell the big, cold house and find something more suitable. Even though the sale of the house brought a pretty penny, there were debts to settle and money was tight.

The answer was a rental house. Significantly smaller. Not nearly as many bedrooms. Not as nice a neighborhood, though certainly not shabby. The children could stay in the same schools and keep their friends, and that was what mattered.

And the smaller house was filled with laughter, and love, and warmth, and happiness.

After several years, a knight in shining armor rode by ... and joined the now-happier family, bringing his love and enthusiasm and his daughter to the smaller house.

And the house burst at the seams with laughter, and love, and warmth, and happiness.

But it wasn't long before the landlord called. The smaller house was now for sale, and the family had to move. Quickly.

And lo, the now thoroughly blended family found a place of their own. A place to continue their new life together. A cozy home with a turret and a rose garden.



And they lived very happily ever after.

The end

27 comments:

Jo Beaufoix said...

Oh I love your story. And the rose garden and the turret sound gorgeous.
I'm glad you live in a happy house now.

Gattina said...

That's a nice story ! and it's right what to do with a big house which looks like a showroom without any warmth in it ! It's better to live in a small one and be happy!

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

It's where you came from and how you got there that makes any story. May your home always be filled with warmth and happiness. Nekked Lizards

Mango Marie said...

What a great story...thanks for sharing!

kitten said...

Okay! Hand me a tissue! Such a lovely story. Your right, stuff don't make a home family does. I'm glad it turned out to be a happy ever after story!

Bren said...

Love your story! How right you are! I adore the turret and the rose garden! Beautiful!

Pamela said...

a sentimental twist on the theme. Loved it!

Karina said...

That was worth breaking the rules for! Great story, thanks for sharing it.

Tiggerlane said...

It's not the house, but the love inside that makes it special! I'm hoping that we can fill our new home with lots of love - our old one nearly fell apart from all the warmth inside! Great story!

Karmyn R said...

What a great ending!!!

Dreaming What Ifs...

Sauntering Soul said...

Awww, I love your story!

ellen b. said...

your new home looks lovely! Blessings on your happy house!

Junebug said...

I like your happy ending, it will be continued and continued and continued....ok?

Debs said...

Wonderful story!!

ChrisB said...

That is a wonderful story I love a happy ending~ I'm glad you broke the rules :)

Jenni said...

Awww! What a beautiful story. I just love happy endings:o) Very lovely rose garden, too. I wish we could see more of the turret. Is it really a turret?

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Your story just goes to show that it's all about who is in the house rather than what the house is like on the outside.

Beautiful story. I'm so happy you got your happy ending.

coloursofdawn said...

Such a very nice story. I love the history of the warmth of your home. I remember your door from another post, very lovely.

Canadian flake said...

awwwww I love a good story with a happy ending...makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Thanks for sharing.

Kerith Collins said...

that is a really nice garden...and i love the story too.
kerith
http://momdumchronicles.blogspot.com

Robinella said...

What a great telling of a happily ever after!

Robinella said...

What a great telling of a happily ever after!

Kaytabug said...

What a sweet sweet story!

Peter said...

Pretty nice "Fairy Tale Janet.

Holly said...

You just had to find the right knight. I'm glad for the happily ever after.

lisa's chaos said...

Love your fairy tale and the happy ending. Love the photo too!!

sirdar said...

The story is an great story...well...the part at the end...not the beginning. The home doesn't have to be the nicest to be the best. What is inside the home is way more important.

 
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