Friday, November 16, 2012

My Grandparents House

My last living Grandparent died the end of August. While I was not real close to my Grandma, it's still weird to think I no longer have any grandparents here on earth. My grandfather passed away nine years ago, and now that my Grandma is gone, the time has come to sell the house.


This house is filled with many, many years of memories. My grandparents were the original owners of the house, it's the house my Dad grew up in as a teenager. 

Growing up, we had a family tradition of a Christmas Progressive Dinner, whereas we went to the four houses within the family, always ending at Grandma and Grandpa's house for dessert and a fun activity.    Grandma always did things up creatively and fun.

Almost my entire life, with the exception of the last couple of years, this is where we spent Christmas Eve. The family would gather together for a traditional Christmas dinner  and a gift exchange, and in the last twelve or so years, a fun game or activity that the entire family would participate in, organized by my Uncle. Over the years, our family has grown with the adding of spouses, us grandkids getting married and having kids of our own. We kinda outgrew the house years ago as far as big family functions went.

Within two weeks of the house being on the market, it sold! And after a couple of trips to go through things, as of this week, escrow has closed, and it's no longer "my grandparents house", but it's a place that will be in our memories for many years to come.