Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sunday Black and White

Old houses have a story to tell,
in the quiet it tolls as clear as a bell.
It wears the lives it held in each scratch and mark,
as silent witness in light and dark.
Old houses bear scars with nothing to hide,
showing you what's important, in what to take pride
Old houses have secrets, in their light you will see,
of loss and of pride and what it means to be free.
So get out your tools, lay past hurts away,
with that cookie cutter house of yesterday.
For your home's now an old one, where treasures abound,
to be unearthed as from Heaven, its angels watch down.
You'll hear the music of the lives that lived here,
and dance to it as the days becomes years.
it is not practical, easy or cheap,
but old houses, unclaimed, never fail to weep.


  1. Love old houses. My sister's is about 150 years old, and in one corner of a bedroom there is a small section that has dated painters' signatures of days past.

    1. The pipe in the basement half bath is dated 1915. We still have some structural restoration to do, but it's come a long way.

  2. Beautiful black and whites!! We love that old house. That lighting fixture looks a lot like the new on in our kitchen, but we bet yours is a lot sturdier.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. The previous owner, who was actually born in this house and lived in it until her death in her 90's tried to "update it" sometime back in the 60's I guess. The metal 40's kitchen cabinets were covered in sparkly contact paper and the dining room fixture was this tremendously ugly George Jetson style light We replaced it with the antique chandelier pictured in the post that we got at an estate auction.

  4. Hari OM
    A wonderful picture poem to the history of a home... I live in a building some 150 years old, but have lived in older. Character +++!!! YAM xx

  5. oh what a wonderful post... we so agree.... our house has a lot of stories to tell... they are not always funny but they belong to ius as a memory furever ;O)

  6. I miss my old house! Our current one isn't new, but nothing like living somewhere 100 years old.

  7. Old houses have such character, much like their inhabitants. Beautiful B&W photos.

  8. We felt bad having to sell Oma's old house that we had grown up in! I hope the new owners appreciate it.


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