Friday, January 12, 2007

Sell Our House?

Our House in Minnesota

The decision to sell our house is not an easy one. Yes, the house is too big for just the two of us, and costly to maintain. But, one's house is not just a building. It is memories. Memories permiate of our children growing up, the five exchange students living with us, the gatherings of family and friends, and the protection from the elements and the outside world. To sell the house is to remove the symbol of those memories and a place to return. Yet, sell is our decision. We know the memories this house provides will outlast our ownership.

1 comment:

Jane J said...

Mary - We will watch with great interest your wonderful life adventure. I am sorry you are selling your house, but as you say, the memories are not in the house but in the mind!

Enjoy every minute of your experience and know that all of us will be thinking of you back on Naomi Drive.

Let us know if we can help with anything in your new "neighborhood". Mary Fran and I (and probably all of your neighbors) would love to help you and your new community.

Take care --

Jane Jacobs