Once upon a time . . .

By: Carla

Nov 11 2011

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Category: cottages


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. . .  my sweetheart and I lived in the right hand half of this shotgun double.  It was a long house – over 100 feet from one end to the other, and it had French doors and three mantels.  There was no central air or heat.  At night before bed I’d stand over the floor furnace and fill my nightgown with hot air as if I were a giant balloon.

The outside looked different.  There was a beautiful jasmine vine growing up the corner post.  We had pots and window boxes full of plants and the little square of grass out front was a garden packed with colorful flowers – hibiscus, verbena, lantana, daisies, anything we could cram in.

So funny how much we used to fit in a 4×6 foot square of land now that we have an entire lot to plant!


2 comments on “Once upon a time . . .”

  1. Love old buildings & houses like this.

    • Glad you enjoyed. Hope you had a chance to browse around in the archives – there’s all kinds of pics you might enjoy! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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