Monday, January 26, 2009

home for me, from '79 to '89

This is South Falls Apartments, my home for the first 10 years of my life. My parents managed it and we lived there rent free. We lived in the townhouse on the end (in the picture it is on the left). It had three bedrooms with a basement room converted into a bedroom, and we had 6 kids (you do the math). I loved it, tons of kids so you never were indoors, I played outside all day, came home when mom whistled that it was time to eat, then I went right back out.
This was the hill behind the apartment kiddy-corner. We called the grounds "up the hill" and "down the hill" when describing where we were or were going to be. It looks so tiny, when I was little it felt like a mountain.
This is the back yard, directly behind the house. It used to be thicker woods and bigger trees we would climb and rake leaves under and jump out. There was also big sand hills and sheds with road salt that the city used on the icy roads. We would go in the sheds and suck on those dirty salt rocks (probably after the deer had been there at night, licking them too).
Here is the home of Kady's first kiss (too bad he was in his 70's):

15 comments:

kadyhexum said...

that house totally looks like a pedophile lives there.

how come mom and dad sent us to get rhubarb from them?

sad.

kasey said...

he kissed you in public at a house of worship, not in his basement

kadyhexum said...

no matter.

kasey said...

LOL!

Hanna said...

That's disgusting! Are you serious?

Kelly said...

good ole kenny

Kelly said...

Does that mean you are 30 this year?

kasey said...

in april, but it also means you are almost 40! gross

kadyhexum said...

Yes Hanna, my first kiss was ol' man Rienhart. Right on the lips.

Kelly said...

Isn't it Keri who is 40 this year?

kadyhexum said...

39 I think...wasn't she born in 1970?

kasey said...

how old were you when kenny kissed you? a tween?

prettiest sister said...

I have lots of ol man reinhart stories I could tell you.

And no I am not 40 yet. I just turned 39. And I am going to spend this whole year doing fun and artistic things before I turn 40 and because the last 4 years have kind of stunk. Oh yeah, and I am going to get out is service more too.

prettiest sister said...

And there is the clothesline that I hung clothes on many many times. Oh the memories.

Kelly said...

Keri that made me look at the photo again. My memory was the bldg on the hill wasn't there, but there was a huge boulder and brush. I smacked Alissa Bilbens head against the boulder cuz she was annoying. Of course she ran crying and dad was in her path and I got caught.