Friday Fictioneers – June 20, 2014

First of all I’d like to wish Rochelle a wonderful time during her two week summer vacation!  For the occasion she’s put up a “re-run” but as I’d never seen the photo before it’s a new to me!  Got to love some re-runs!

Copyright -Mary Shipman

Copyright -Mary Shipman

Remembering (1964)

It was the summer of 1964 when grandma decided to redo the bedroom where I’d be sleeping.

She called in my uncle to do the job. He pulled down and replaced the old plaster board, the wall paper was thick: a hundred years of layer upon layer.  Ah, the “wild-life” that scuttled away! He re-did the old undulated floor too.

I got to choose the paint, lilac, which was my favorite color then. He completed the job building me a build-in closet.

Being the oldest of 4 kids, I’d never had a room of my own. It was paradise!

This is a true story inspired by Friday Fictioneers!


7 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers – June 20, 2014

  1. Adorable! Question: should build-in be walk-in? It reminds me of the walk-in closet in the master bedroom where my parents kept all the games and I also loved to go in it just to go in it. I think it’s my introverted, nesting instinct or something but I love walk-in closets to this day. No matter how spacious the closet, it’s not the same without a little corridor and a light and knowing I *could* grab a pillow and sit inside and read if I wanted.


    • No, it wasn’t a walk-in closet, in the sense of being big with a corridor etc. I’m afraid I’m influenced by living here in Italy. Closets in the U.S. ar usually not a piece of furniture, but here they are. This would be a normal closet but not a piece of furniture that is used for the purpose of hanging up one’s clothes. Thanks for the share … I enjoyed reading about your adventures in the closets of your childhood!


  2. Dear Bastet, Marvelous story! I love it! And, lilac is such a pretty color for a bedroom! Good story and it reminds me of sharing a room with my twin growing up – heck, now I share one with Mr. Hubby. Nan 🙂


  3. Georgia, That was a lovely story. How great that a relative could do the rebuilding and it sounds like he did a great job. How wonderful that your grandmother felt the need you had for a room of your own at that age. Closets here in India are pieces of furniture also. Well written and good description. 🙂 —Susan


    • Susan, It was a particular period in my life and I really appreciated th efforts taken. In the U.S. most houses have built in closets … and the kitchens are usually complete and ready to use. Here in Italy everything must be brought in by the buyer or the renter … which seems to be the norm worldwide actually. Georgia. Glad you enoyed the story.


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