Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Way It Was




It was never the way it used to be.

Discuss.

16 comments:

David Cranmer said...

No, history is much more complex than we give it credit for. Btw clear away a couple of trees and I could live there with a little touch-up.

messymimi said...

There is a book titled, "The Good Old Days: They Were Terrible!"

It gives detail you never got in school.

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, it sure is, David. And we remember how we wanted it to be.
It's the house my granddad built when he moved up to the Ft. Assiniboine area in the mid-1920s. It's a bit of a fixer-upper, but it's not in bad shape, really. I think you'd like the spot.

Messymimi, I've never heard of that book. It sounds pretty interesting.

Ron Scheer said...

History is a story we keep rewriting to make sense of the present.

Writing Without Periods! said...

I love messymimi's comment!!! HAAAAAAAAA, the good old days, they were terrible....love it.
Mary

Reb said...

Oh, if I had a million or so dollars, I would fix it up. I love that it has stood the test of time so well.

Leah J. Utas said...

Ron, I agree.
Mary, one wonders what was so good about them.

Reb, me too. And I'd be right there helping.

solarity said...

What was so good about them? We've already survived them. We can't say that about the present....

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

Good point, Mary Anne.

the Bag Lady said...

The fact that the house is still standing after all these years is a testament to our grandfather's carpentry skills!
I would also live there. All it needs is a little repair. And a new kitchen.

Miz said...

My daughter is in the phase of asking IS MAKING XYZ HARD?
all this week has been:

Is making a house hard mama?

That's pretty impressive.
fixerupper or not.

Leah J. Utas said...

Yes, Cousin. He was a talented, skilled builder. A bit of work and it'd be fine.

Miz, thanks.

Meandu said...

Things rarely are the way they used to be. Glad I found your blog today. I loved the pictures they were beautiful.

Leah J. Utas said...

Thank you, Meandu. I'm glad, too.

Hilary said...

That sounds like a Yogi Berraism to me. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

It kinda does, doesn't it? Nice to see you back in the blogosphere, Hilary.