Sometimes those reminders are unwelcome. Like a terrible vinyl wallpaper you can't imagine anyone would ever choose, or terrible appliances that you can't yet afford to replace.
Then, there are the good ones! Mature trees planted in the yard, or a gorgeous antique light fixture.
My home has something that is a constant reminder of what once was. I walk over it several times a day:)
|sorry about the glare!|
Any guesses about what it could be?
Here is the story:
This home once belonged to a relative of a good friend of mine. His father told me stories about evenings they spent sitting around the fire in the living room. My favorite story is this one...
The gentleman that once owned this home was a dentist. Due to deteriorating health, at an early age, he decided to move his practice into his home and treat only children. The chair was set up in the dining room. The patched holes in the floor are a reminder that it wasn't just meals that were served in this room, but tooth extractions too!
I've since been told by others that they remember coming to my home for dental work. When we were renovating, we came across small glass bottles of Novocaine in the window sills!
My floors may not be perfect, but I wouldn't change it!
What about you? I'm curious. Is there anything in your home that is a reminder of what once was?