Our House, #904

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When I look back to my childhood, so many of my memories took place in the two childhood homes I grew up in.  I lived in the first home until I was 10-years-old.  It was a sweet little house next door to two neighbors (one on either side) who I remember practically spending every waking moment with.  The second home was across town and larger.  My parents have an ability to make every living space they’ve ever had warm and comforting though, and the larger home really fills my head with happy recollections, too.

Most of the images in my mind from those houses were just that.  There are family photos from those days, but I rarely see any of them.  In fact, I’m not even sure what my parents have done with the photo albums.  Yesterday, those mental images turned back to reality.

My brother emailed me.  The larger home that we lived in my older childhood was up for sale.  There was a link attached to the email with 25 photos from the current owners.  I was overwhelmed with memories and emotion going through each picture.  Check out this gorgeous home I used to live in. (P.S.  We would have never have painted the front door sky blue.  What were the new owners thinking?)

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I became curious about the other home, so I Google searched the address.  Omg!  It’s up for sale, too!  I couldn’t believe it.  More photos to jog my memory.  Check it out.  This is the home my parents brought me to when I came home from the hospital when I was born.  I barely remember it, but yet, it is so familiar, too.

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What an incredible experience to see these photos.  My brother is trying to convince me to move back to our home town to buy the houses and raise my family in them.  Wouldn’t that be incredible?  Of course, it’s not going to happen, but it’s absolutely amazing that it could if I really wanted it to.

So, my song of the day is Crosby, Stills and Nash’s “Our House,” because your home really is where your heart is.  CLICK HERE to hear the song, as these two homes really do have a big piece of my heart in them.

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  1. Julie, David just sent me the link to your blog about your Akron homes. What memories!! I have been lucky enough to stay at the Wiskind home on Burning Tree during my trips to Akron over the past couple of years. Last time I was there for two days, it turned into four because of the snow. It took me several days to be able to return to Columbus! I must say there are a lot worse places where I could have been stuck!!

    • Hi Mrs. Komerofsky!!! So great to hear from you! The Wiskinds are the sweetest people, and they were the best neighbors. How nice that you have stayed with them…even through a snow storm. I miss Akron….such good memories. Boy….all of our parents gave us such a great childhood. You were, for sure, a part of it. Big, big hugs! Thank you so much for writing. 🙂

      • Thanks for the nice words. Akron was a good place for kids to grow up. Too bad they all left and went somewhere else to live. I wanted to let you know that April 17-18, 2015, Temple Israel will be celebrating the congregation’s 150th anniversary. They will be in the new building by then (actually by Rosh Hashanah this year). As part of the celebration, they are inviting past congregants who have become rabbis to participate in the weekend. David, Adrienne Pollock Scott and Sissy Coran plus a couple of older guys. Keep the date in mind in case you are inclined to come “home” that weekend. I think it will be a great weekend, and it is NOT a fundraiser – just a celebration!

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