Today’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “home.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adjective, or an adverb. Enjoy!
When I think of home, I think about my grandparent’s house. I went to live with them at 14 years old. We lived in a very old part of town, the house was 900 sq ft, with no shower, window air conditioners, no cable, no dishwasher, and one bathroom.
I had the best growing up years in that house. Without all the technology in the house, no cable or Internet, you had more face time with each other and family. That’s how we spent our days, we cooked together, hand washed and dried the dishes.
They lived on a 1/3 acre of land so we had a huge garden. Gramps was the master gardener. We ate fresh veggies and fruits every day. We didn’t have canned food except for asparagus which granny loved.
It was a simple life and it was a great life for a teenager to grow up in such an environment. I was very sad when we sold the home, all the memories flashed back as we prepared to sell the house.
Here are the rules:
1. Your post must be stream of consciousness writing, meaning no editing (typos can be fixed), and minimal planning on what you’re going to write. 2. Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be. One sentence – one thousand words. Fact, fiction, poetry – it doesn’t matter. Just let the words carry you along until you’re ready to stop. 3. I will post the prompt here on my blog every Friday, along with a reminder for you to join in. The prompt will be one random thing, but it will not be a particular subject. For instance, I will not say “Write about dogs”; the prompt will be more like, “Make your first sentence a question,” “Begin with the word ‘The,’” or will simply be a single word to get you started. 4. Ping back! It’s important, so that I and other people can come and read your post! For example, in your post you can write “This post is part of SoCS:” and then copy and paste the URL found in your address bar at the top of this post into yours. Your link will show up in my comments for everyone to see. The most recent pingbacks will be found at the top. NOTE: Pingbacks only work from WordPress sites. If you’re self-hosted or are participating from another host, such as Blogger, please leave a link to your post in the comments below. 5. Read at least one other person’s blog who has linked back their post. Even better, read all of them! If you’re the first person to link back, you can check back later or go to the previous week by following my category, “Stream of Consciousness Saturday,” which you’ll find below the “Like” button on my post. 6. Copy and paste the rules (if you’d like to) in your post. The more people who join in, the more new bloggers you’ll meet and the bigger your community will get! 7. As a suggestion, tag your post “SoCS” and/or “#SoCS” for more exposure and more views. 8. Have fun!
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Your grandparents’ home was exactly what you needed. I grew up with no cable, no dishwasher, and one bathroom. It was normal. One of my son’s friends who was 18 lived with us for a while. I taught her how to wash dishes in the sink. I still only have one bathroom and no dishwasher, but I’ve always been thankful for the shower and cable.
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Looking back it seems prety country but you have to remember the age gap. I was 14 and my gramps was a year from retiring.
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