Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mt. Airy, North Carolina: MawMaw and PawPaw's House

This post is really personal to me.  I'm sure it won't mean much to anybody reading this blog but this past weekend was really special.  My husband and I drove to Mt. Airy, NC (aka Mayberry from the Andy Griffith Show) to visit my grandmother's house.  My grandmother, affectionately known as MawMaw, sadly passed away on Easter last year.  My family is now selling her house.  We went this weekend to spend some time there before the house sold and I asked my husband to take some pictures for me.  I love how some of them turned out. 

There's nothing fancy about the house.  It is the only place left in my family that's still around from my childhood.  I have nothing but fond memories there.  I loved my grandparents and all of my many trips to Mt. Airy.  Not only do I miss them very much, but I am so sad to see this place go.  As my grandfather always proudly said of the house he built so many years ago, "you've never seen such a naturally air-conditioned lot".  He was right - to this day there is no air conditioning because the breeze just makes its way up over the golf course, across the cornfield, and up the hill to MawMaw and PawPaw's house.  I'll miss it but will always remember this place I love so much.

On a cheerier note - I got the giggles looking at these pictures.  So many of them have little pup dog down in some corner - it's like Jack was playing "Where's Waldo" with the dog in the pictures!

1 comment:

  1. Reminds me of the house my dad grew up in...you will be so happy to have those photos as time goes by. And I love that Chunk is in so many of them!!!


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