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Just Remembering.. - Scraps & Stitches
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Just Remembering..
Way back in 1978, while we were still living in Saudi Arabia. Hubby and I decided we were ready to buy a house in the uk, for when we wanted to leave all the sand behind. My Mom & Dad started looking for us, and found a wonderful, really old cottage. Called ' Monks Cottage' Outside walls were 3ft thick, all interior walls were made from wattle and dorb, low ceilings. I am 5'5" and even I had to duck to go into the kitchen, and one of the bedrooms upstairs.
Being so old built in the 15th century. I was told it was standing when Cromwell was still around. There is an old Abby near by

http://homepages.which.net/~rex/bourne/sempringham.htm

and the cottage was used as what they called a Monk's rest, where any traveling Monks would sleep. None of the rooms walls were straight, nor were the floors level, but I loved it. We lived there for 17years...

What brought all this nostalgia on! A plant! This plant!





We bought the house with the carpets and curtains, but my Dad decided that it need some plants sitting in the window sills to make it looked lived in. He took this plant down to the house. I have never repotted it, it's just as he did it for me, and every year it flowers just like now. My Dad died in early 1980. So when my plant flowers, it's like having him around again for a short while..
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snailbones From: snailbones Date: October 31st, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's such a beautiful memory to go with a beautiful plant. Thanks for cheering up my day. ♥
justmej From: justmej Date: October 31st, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry too hear you had a bad day. Maybe you will have a busy night. Do you get allot of little ones knocking at your door on Halloween?
snailbones From: snailbones Date: October 31st, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you get allot of little ones knocking at your door on Halloween?

Oh yeah - it's like spook central round here *g*

Last year I opened the door to about 20 teeny goblins and ghosties - so darn cute!
justmej From: justmej Date: October 31st, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have a good night..
betagoddess From: betagoddess Date: October 31st, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a lovely memory. Thanks for sharing it with us. =>}
justmej From: justmej Date: October 31st, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's really odd the things that can stir up old memories. Good memories.
angelvette67 From: angelvette67 Date: November 2nd, 2007 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's a beautiful plant with some lovely memories. ((hugs))
justmej From: justmej Date: November 3rd, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah! My Dad was a great guy. Miss you on lj.
Be Well.
angelvette67 From: angelvette67 Date: November 3rd, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. ((hugs))Things haven't been so great lately, and I've hardly been online at all for over a month. RL can be very complicated sometimes.
I've missed you too.
pattrose From: pattrose Date: November 18th, 2007 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
What a great memory for you. (((((Janet))))) I would love to see pictures of the house if you have the time. :)
justmej From: justmej Date: November 18th, 2007 12:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I posted a couple of photo's on my lj.
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