Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesdays With Rita: Redecorating

Yes, I've been a bit quiet here on my blog. There's a good reason. We are remodeling our house and the last five days were for putting down the wood laminate and painting my bedroom/office. That means Everything had to come out of the walk-in closet (where I store most of my art supplies), my office and all the research notebooks and such along with the desktop computer.

The flooring is wonderful. It is somewhat cushy and smooth and I am loving going barefoot again.

Do you remember a time when your home was being redecorated?

We lived in the same house most of my childhood. When we sold it I was really sad. Mom wanted a better house but that was my home and I loved all my little places and the memories and the huge yard. I never felt right in the new house.

To continue my story we had to clean and paint the old house and my Aunt Marie and Cousin Kay came to help. We spent all day working on that house and then Mom decided it was time to clean-up, which we did. Then she got a call that she had to wait for awhile for some guy to show up about something so I dug out my paint brush and set back to work. My cousin sat there and watched me for a minute and said, "I do what MY mother tells me." I don't remember my response but I just figured it was better to get more done than to just sit around. Neither one of us got in any trouble but I always remember her tone of voice. I was 12 and my cousin a couple of years younger.

Kay is now a mother to five children and a grandmother to I don't know how many. She's lightened up over the years.

Please share your memories.