Thursday, June 11, 2015

Cleaning out my attic

Where have I been? Emptying the house I lived in for 30 years and moving to a condo. I LOVE it. The condo not the cleaning. Moving 21 houses mind you. Ok Mini , but none the less.

If you know me you know I have 2 daughters. One with my little Assistant
and one with 2 small boys under 3 years.

Well all the girl toys have gravitated to the Little Assistant. But not an old iron toy of my Father from when he was a boy 

which was a fire wagon pulled by horses. I hadn't seen it since we moved in 30 years ago and have been wanting to give it to the little boys. Especially after my daughter named one of them after him. 

(Update: My elder Grandson has a ride on fire truck and makes a siren sound "Weeeeeeeee, weeeeeeeeeee!" All good till he ran up to all the little girls at his play date at his house and asked if they wanted to ride his Wee wee wagon. Some of the mothers asked my daughter to explain.) She was just so happy he was sharing his toys.

I felt so grateful when I located it, the last box in the attic. My Father who passed away when that daughter was in Middle School had repainted it and repaired it (ruining the market value). None the less, I love it and was so happy to find the box he put it in including all the wood pieces and chains he used to fix it. 

After I relaxed that night I wanted to work on the Christian Hacker House Ladies' room. I had a little bird cage I had been wanting to hang and didn't have the time to find the right chain to use. I got out some leftover chains from his box and began experimenting. I realized as I was hanging the bird cage it was one of my Mother's (who is also long deceased) glasses-holder necklaces. She was always breaking them. 

You can see the black loop for the glasses at the end. I felt so delighted that this little box at the very end of the dirty old attic had brought my parents to me that evening.  

             The Men are still in the Library  and it looks like Grandfather has an Ace up his sleeve

Well that's what moving does, Brings all your possessions back to you for review. Every single one.

Update: So what I realized is that I collected each house I have because I considered it the prime example of its time period. BUT
what I realized happened as I comb through the collection is each contains mostly one kind of furniture  of that period. Well that will be a post for another day. C


Shale said...

What a great fire engine! It is so nu=ice that it is going to the fourth generation. I love your Christian Hacker house, The bird cage looks great. Glad to see you back on the blog.


My Realitty said...

I hadn't really thought of it as arriving at the 4th generation. Sounds good! Yes but I miss my Tynietoy which is back in PA. even though I purchase furniture for it. CM

Giac said...

Hello CM,
I am happy you are enjoying your new home and wish you all the best. The fire engine is wonderful. What a great souvenir and toy for your beautiful family.
Big hug,

My Realitty said...

Hi Giac, just think of me moving dollhouses, dolls and furniture and trying to keep track of it and it will make you laugh! C

Petra said...

So nice to read from you, Flocke!
I wish you all the best for the new living in a condo!
Greetings from Germany

My Realitty said...

Thank you Petra, we never know what life brings. At least we can control our puppenstubes, Flocke.

Steinworks said...

I know what you mean about trading a house for a condo, I wish we had done that instead of buying this house.


My Realitty said...

Let me just say it gives a whole new meaning for Petra's "Raum fur raum"! CM

Pepper Mitcheson said...

Ugh, moving house. Even worse, moving house and then 21 mini houses. Glad you're okay and love your new Condo. It is really nice to rake through your possessions and get nostalgic over the past =0)

My Realitty said...

Well I am really glad I have the collection list on this blog at the top. It really helps me keep track. 5 of my houses are in PA with one daughter and 9 are here so I have several more to cart over... for a while I couldn't find the stove to the Christian Hacker House and I felt quite ill, and then it turned up... C

My Realitty said...

Basically 3 need to be located, the 1940's cardboard house, the Petite Princess Vinyl suitcase and the Hacienda house has to be lugged up my walkway. (I miss my Tynietoy house in PA maybe more than my Grandsons?) Don't tell my daughter... 10 are here.