Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Original Brookside Rd. Homestead

Thanks to Cousin Kim for emailing us the photos above. As many of you know, Scott is a history nut, and that's putting it mildly. When I opened my email to find these photos of the house that Scott and I just purchased, I cried. This, I knew, would make Scott's day. I was right, we scrambled to get ready for school today because Scott was so into explaining the photos to Jacob this morning. The history that we are finding in every nook and cranny of this house is overwhelming, for Scott and I and for the kids.
The past few years Nana Pearl just hasn't been up to remembering different things that Scott would wonder about, so uncovering items like these photos and the notes on the walls when we take down wall paper is so much fun and really puts this whole house purchase into perspective for us. Jacob and Emma never had the chance to get to know their Nana, Nana Sheila, so we relied on Nana Pearl and her memories to enlighten our children.
We learned this week that Jacob will be sleeping in what use to be his Nana Sheila's bedroom (I think I got that right) That alone put a huge smile on his little face.

1 comment :

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Hi Ginger,
Thanks for stoppin by! I went out to the garage to see what the names were on the paint cans:
It's by Valspar at Lowes,the walls are Glowing Dune-satin
the trim is Redstone Lasso also satin. I sure hope this helps you out. I've been reading some of your posts and I love your house, you are surely blessed to live in such a place of history.