Saturday, February 7, 2009

Minnie Rose' Home

This is a photo of the old house where my stairwell light fixture originally hung. I don't know if the house was built for G'ma Mom or purchased from another owner. Most of these style homes were built in the early 1900's. By the time I became part of the family, it had been updated with a pale yellow aluminum siding and the upstairs had been converted into an apartment to rent for a little extra income. Minnie was an only child who started out her married life on a farm owned by her parents. Fifteen years and four children later, her husband left her. The story was always somewhat hush-hush, so one can only surmise the circumstances that led to the split. Your Dad and I spent our first weeks of married life at G'ma Mom's home while she spent time visiting and staying with her two sons and their families.

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