Thursday, December 4, 2008

Remembering

All photos are of the old farmhouse I grew up in.





"This Old House" by Loretta Lynn


Oh, if this old house could talk
What a story it would tell
It would tell about the good times
And the bad times as well
It would tell about the love that lived
And died inside these walls
And the sound of little footsteps
Runnin' up and down the hall.



Oh, if this old house could talk
It would break my heart in two
I couldn't stand to be reminded
Of all the things we used to do
There's no love in this old house no more
So I got it up for sale
Why, if this old house could talk
What a story it could tell.



Oh, if this old house could talk
I know what it would say,
I'm as lonesome as you are
And I feel more empty every day
Well, I even miss the babies
Who built me up to feel this way
Why, if this old house could talk
Lord, I know what it would say.



If this old house could talk
What a story it would tell
We built this home together
And with love we drove each nail
Take me in your arms and hold me
'Cause we've been apart too long
Why if this old house could talk
All it would say is welcome home.

7 comments:

intouchwith said...

I just love looking at the pictures of the old house. I wish my old home place was still standing, it brings back a lot of memories.

Janet, said...

Liked your pictures, Matthew. I love old houses and the stories they hold.

Tipper said...

Loved it!!

Lonwill said...

Thanks, Matthew! I was so moved by this evocative post. I started with the house and imagined various other entries as rooms to explore. I'm so glad that your old house can indeed "talk"....keep it up.
Cheers,
Lon

Nance said...

I take photos of old deserted farm homes here in the Midwest. I want to have grown up in them all . . . but this one especially! I love this old house.

Thanks for sharing.

Granny Sue said...

What a beautiful house. It's sad to see it empty; it's seen a share of advventures certainly.

nice piece, Matthew.

The Tile Lady said...

Oh how I love the pictures of the farmhouse you grew up in! It's a wonderful old house! And the words from Loretta Lynn's song went with it so well!

Marie