Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Windows....

I had to search to find this photo...I wanted a pic of a window that I had not shown before...just to have something new.  This is from Nashville, Indiana.  I have taken pics of this window before..you can see it here...it is the one on the left side.  This place has such unusal stuff.
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I was reading a little today and in it the character mentioned remembering her mom opening the window.  And just that phrase 'opening the window' ...it brought back memories.  I remember mom always having me open the kitchen windows.  We didn't have AC so it got quite hot in there in the summer with all the canning and cooking going on.  Sometimes if they were stuck, we had to wait for one of my brothers.

I had a corner bedroom and could open up the windows in there and I would get a cross breeze.  Back then, heat didn't bother me near as bad as it does now.  I think I have become 'soft.'

I also remember when I was really young, I slept with my pillow on the window seal and laid there and listened to the whippoorwills.  And I could hear the traffic down on the highway...but there was not the traffic that there is now.  I also remember my brothers setting listening to vehicles and saying what kind of car it was...and maybe even saying what kind of motor.  I don't know if they really knew what they were talking about or if they were just guessing...the highway was about a mile away....so there was no way to see what cars really were.

Then when Roger and I lived in Tennessee, we opened the back door, then opened the window to the bedroom and our little house cooled out real quick.  But it was where the sun didn't really shine on the house till up in the morn...probably 9:00 or 10:00 of the morn and then it was back in the shade early in the evening.
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It has gotten colder....it was shirtsleeve weather yesterday.  Tomorrow the high is supposed to be in the 20's.  With some snow tonight, but they are still talking like it will be more like flurries.

15 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Rose, I love this photo and your memories of windows. I grew up in a house with no a/c and remember listening to nature and smelling the neighbor's magnolia blossoms. We could hear Main Street traffic, especially the fire truck back in those days.
Thanks for the memories.

Sandra said...

i would like the shop but not the Elvis music...love the window photo.
my grandmothers old cracker house here in Florida had floor to ceiling windows on all four sides. built in 1910 and for Florida heat. the windows all opened onto screen porches, so we could step through the windows when they were open and onto the porches. the windows could be open from the top down or bottom up and it was like instant cool down. thanks for the memory

Quiltedtime said...

Good stuff, Rose. When I was a child, my bedroom window had honeysuckle growing outside. Delicious!

don said...

A fine picture of this beautiful window. I enjoyed reading of your early days and the role windows played in them.

Betsy Adams said...

They blew the forecast here. We had Winter Storm Advisories out ---and guess what? We got NOTHING (no rain/no snow/nuttin'... ha ha

Beautiful window. The flowers add so much. We keep our windows and doors opened most of the time when it is warm outside. We have plenty of fans going to keep the air moving.

Extreme heat and extreme cold bother me more now that I'm OLD... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Caron said...

This sort of post is exactly what I love about you. I wish I could write in this manner you have that brings to mind not only the reader's own memories, but images of what you're describing. Love it!

DeniseinVA said...

Those are lovely memories, thank you for sharing them. I love the photo of the window. Those flowers make it so pretty and different.

EG CameraGirl said...

You've recently had shirt-sleeve weather? WOW!

Your childhood memories are wonderful, always fun to read.

Montanagirl said...

That's a great window shot, and I like hearing about your memories.

Michelle said...

Wonderful memories.

Judy said...

What a pretty window Rose. I love your stories. We had 40's the other day but now it's back into the teens. It was warm enough to melt some of the snow only to cause everything to freeze over when it got cold again :(

Susan said...

What a great window!

Nancy said...

I love this photo, Rose. I'd like a window like that. I'm so glad you share your memories of growing up. They are so sweet and dear, and help me recall some of my own experiences. Thank you.

Carletta said...

LOVE this photo!
I had a window at the head of my bed growing up. My cat knew which window was mine and would wake me up. :)

Dee said...

I miss the windows in the home I lived in as a child....now days everyone shuts themselves up in air conditioning. I love the creativity of this door.

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