Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday Centus - Remembering



Welcome to this week's Saturday Centus, the brainchild of Jenny Matlock, Off on My Tangent! Each Saturday morning we wake up to a new adventure in writing for her pleasure, as well as ours! This week's 100-word theme is Sensory Details and she has provided us with the above picture. This is what I came up with while on my third cup of coffee!


I could not believe that we found the house! I remember stories from my grandmother about her summers at the lake. She spoke of her uncle’s house as if it were a mansion. Well, to a 10 year old, anything without common-wall neighbors was a mansion!

She spoke of the pancake breakfasts and beef stew dinners with hot bread made from scratch. She and her siblings would sleep in hammocks on the front porch so they could feel the breeze coming from the water as it cooled the humid nights.

It must have been pure heaven in its day!


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12 comments:

Viki said...

Sounds like it was a beautiful place at one time. Too bad it became in disrepair. Good job.

Sue said...

Makes me want to step back in time and experience it myself!

=)

Karen S. said...

Oh yes I think I know this place! It's pure music to my ears!

Daydreamertoo said...

Lovely to feel so at home and, so safe too!
Great centus.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Sounds like the perfect place! Enjoy your stay!!

Judie said...

A man's castle is his home!!! Great take on the prompt!!!

Jeanie said...

That 3rd cup of coffee was the charm, Liz....great story. You evoked a lot of feelings in a few words.

Bookie said...

I can smell the pancakes! Old cabins and old "flannel cakes" just go together!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

If it were only real! I always wanted my grandmother's house as run down as it was.

Dazee Dreamer said...

ok, now I want to be there. It sounded so inviting.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Beef stew... yum. I can almost smell it simmering on the stove. Nice job with the photo.
jj

Jenny said...

Oh wow.

What a neat take on this difficult challenge. I love how you made me remember my own childhood here...things certainly felt different then.

What a lovely little gem of a story you shared here.

Thank you.