Monday, July 31, 2017

Curiosity

You know what they say about curiosity?    It killed the cat.

Old house

Far Guy has been curious about his old home place ever since it was sold and then it got a new basement, which made him even more curious.  Then they moved the couch in front of the window and put up blinds.  There were always cars there during the day but hardly ever at night.  We knew that property was zoned commercial.  I told him I thought it might be a group home or something….especially after it got a handicap ramp.

One day when we were in town, he said “I am stopping there and knocking on the door.”  Okey dokey I will wait for you in the car (with my camera).

As soon as he knocked on the door I knew I should have accompanied him.  A Chihuahua barked…it was almost like old times. (His parents always had a Chichuahua.) 

He was welcomed warmly, as he told the lady at the door that he grew up in the house.  It is a meeting place for people who need some kind of assistance with their lives.  Not sure what kind as he didn’t take the brochure that was offered him.  One of the clients said “Better follow him around, he might have hidden money here a long time ago!”  Another client said “If you lived here maybe you knew my Dad.  In fact he is in the truck parked outside.”

old house two

Well…  I was walking around to the sidewalk taking photos outside, when I passed a truck I said Hello and kept walking.  On my way back the fellow held out a wrapped peppermint candy…I said “What is this sweet things for sweet things?”  He smiled.  I said “Thank you and headed for the car.

Far Guy got a quick tour. Instead of walking into the old porch you walk right into the old dining room which is a reception area.  He looked into the bathroom and discovered that they had moved the bathroom stool to where the bath tub used to be…he opened the downstairs door and said to himself yup still those step old steps.  He was invited to come back again sometime with me and my camera.

When Far Guy came out of the house he walked right over to the pickup and shook hands with the occupant.  They knew each other a long time ago as boys growing up in the old neighborhood.  He gave Far Guy a Peppermint candy too.

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16 comments:

  1. What a nice and lovely story, and that tour must have meant a lot. Its always nice to revisit a place that holds special memories in our heart. Best wishes!

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  2. One just never knows until one is curious enough to jump in with both feet and see what is going on. What an adventure, but now Far Guy knows for sure!

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  3. That is such a lovely story. I am glad Far Guy got a chance to finally look around his old house. Wish I was able to do that. Way to go, Far Guy - just jump right in and ask.

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  4. What a wonderful story! I just love it when old things get a nice new life -- like me! Ha ha.

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  5. I'm so glad that Far Guy got to go inside and see what it looks like today. Nice people live there, it seems. :-)

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  6. Sometimes we have to travel down those memory-filled lanes.

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  7. That was cool...even to a long-time boyhood friend!

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  8. Sounds like a good decision by FarGuy and on a perfect day to do it since he ran in to an old neighborhood friend. The place looks well kept and inviting. :)

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  9. Good for Far Guy to go and knock at the door. He found many old memories.

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  10. So neat! I got to do the same thing at a place we lived for only a short time. It was a really old place and was falling down. An older lady from Colorado bought it and refurbished the whole thing. She took me all through it and was so nice! I was so glad she saved it.

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  11. God for Far Guy for pursuing his curiosity. It turned into a delightful experience!

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  12. Oh neat - I am glad you guys stopped. It does look pretty nice all fixed up! I am curious what they do there :)

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  13. This is a good story. I'm so glad you stopped.

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  14. How nice is that? So glad Far Guy decided to knock on the door plus meet a friend he grew up with. My cousin stopped at my Aunt's old house and asked the same thing but got a very brusque refusal which makes me sad because I spent all my summers in that house and I would love to see it again inside. I had people stop at my little farm when I had it as they had lived there years ago and were visiting from out of town. I gave them the grand tour! The house looks really nice!

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  15. Great story! I am glad Far Guy got a gracious welcome and found a childhood friends. Hugs, LJ

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  16. Our nursing home was turned into a facility for drug rehabbing and drug overdose station. The public didn't know what it was and were to told. But when the Senator Joni Hurst shows up, it makes the paper and the word was out. It does seem strange, I bet for Far Guys house being so changed. I think its use sound like a good one.

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