Wednesday, May 23, 2012

36 YEARS AGO MOVED FROM CITY TO THE COUNTRY


"CHILD REARING HOME" IN THE CITY

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It was a bitter sweet day for me when we moved to the farm from the city on the last day of school in 1976. I loved our "Child Rearing Home"! It was a beautiful home and so convient to everything, schools, shopping, church. work and cultural events.  But the schools were changing and  ten acres of the family farm was waiting so we decided to build our "Ranch House in the Country.
Husband, Maurice checked  out "Building Houses books from the library and learned how to build everything even the windows and doors! All we hired done was digging the hole for the foundation. He is my "Hero". I made the City House Needlepoint picture in 1972. It now  hangs in the Dining  Room of our Farm House.   The Farm Painting I did on a slab of wood  for Maurice on Valentines Day in 1978. It now hangs in the T. V. Room with the 3 boys Senior Pictures below.

4 comments:

laurajane said...

The needlework and the painting are both wonderful.How brave was your husband building his own house,what an accomplishment. Xxx

ellen gets crafty said...

You must have wonderful memories from both houses, building your own home is really special!

Jen said...

Hi! Marlynne, I love your needlepoint picture and your farm painting .What lovely memories to remind you of your journey so far.

molly said...

wow, i really love BOTH those pieces. having a life in the city and then a life on the farm is still just a fantasy for us city-dwellers. but hope it comes along some day soon!