Monday, December 27, 2010

On Old Houses

A little information about the house in the first picture:

The simple little house in the photo was built in the 1940’s. The sweet little English lady who resided here was born in London, England to a British seaman and his stay at home wife. She was about 5 foot 2 and drove a 2 door 1928 model A Ford car. She never mastered backing up, so if she met someone, the other driver would get into her car and back it into the nearest turnout. Your great great Grandmother and this dear lady drove into Chilliwack to attend a movie; a night out on the town in the 1940’s. What a delightful sight. This lady had few wants except to play scrabble and read books and magazines. She was very intelligent and was a book of knowledge. Her faith was Roman Catholic and she married an atheist, so sadly her marriage ended, but they had a son to whom we all know and he still survives. I talk to him frequently and sadly he is quite ill at the present.

The little house sits empty, but isn’t it a beautiful picture? It has been vandalized but it still stands up here on the hill reminding us of a happy simple way of life.

            I mentioned that Mrs. Ross had few wants in her life but she travelled the world. On one occasion while crossing the ocean in rough seas, she was the only passenger that was in the dining room for breakfast. All others were seasick. She lived a full life and passed away at the age of 90.

-- Information from my Aunt