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Pictures of my trip and home.




http://imgur.com/a/NkvFc#0


The house is my house that I grew up in. The other buildings are outbuildings on the property. My brother and I worked hard to fill that trailer with things to go to the dump. The crib had to go, it is a drop-side crib, no longer considered safe, and so cannot be resold or given away. Both my babies used it, and I painted those animals on it.

Hope you can see the album of photos. Seemed the best way, as there are many.

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provencepuss
Aug. 16th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
i think you have to be a member to see them.
eglantine_br
Aug. 16th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am sorry that you cannot see them. Maybe I can so something to make it easier. I think I already have you friended...
provencepuss
Aug. 17th, 2012 06:23 am (UTC)
it worked...I've always wanted to visit that part of the East Coast...another one for my personal road trip project!
eglantine_br
Aug. 17th, 2012 07:00 am (UTC)
I am so glad it worked.
anteros_lmc
Aug. 16th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
Ooh gorgeous pictures! It's lovely to see where you grew up :) What a beautiful spot. How close is the house to the sea? Also is that your sea chest that appears in one picture there?
eglantine_br
Aug. 16th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
My house is not right by the sea. It is about 10 minutes away, (by car.) But all around, of course-- it being an island.

Yes, that is my sea-chest. It arrives tomorrow by UPS. I am a little nervous that they will do something stupid like leave it on the sidewalk. You can see where I mended the broken top. My brother says that I did not do a very good job with the glue-- but I was going for stability rather than looks!
anteros_lmc
Aug. 17th, 2012 09:58 pm (UTC)
Of course, you're never far from the sea when you're brought up on an island. Even once you've left the island, the sea is still always right there. The sea in the icon here is where I was brought up :)

Has your sea chest arrived safely then?
rikibeth
Aug. 16th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
I've only been to Martha's Vineyard once, when I was five. Your pictures are lovely.

I hope the trip went well, and wasn't too stressful.
eglantine_br
Aug. 17th, 2012 03:05 am (UTC)
It was very hard. But not in an entirely bad way, if that makes sense. I do not know how long it will take the house to sell, so I suppose I may go back at some point. But right now I am glad to be home here.
vsee
Aug. 17th, 2012 12:07 am (UTC)
oooh, pretty. This is a part of the world I haven't been to.

Hi!
eglantine_br
Aug. 17th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
Hello Vsee. Yes it is a good part of the world. Pretty, much to recommend it. You should visit. I am glad to see you here for a visit too!
amaraal
Aug. 17th, 2012 09:36 am (UTC)
A lovely spot you grew up. I love the flower pictures. And the crib - can't you use it as a flower pot or something? Just a thought.

What was it for a plane you came back with? The windows look so big.

Glad to have you back :)
eglantine_br
Aug. 17th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
I could not think of any reasonable way to save the crib. It is too big to make a flowerpot. In the end, I just took a few pictures and let it go.

Yes, the last few pictures are from the plane. It had only 8 seats and nice big windows.
amaraal
Aug. 18th, 2012 09:35 am (UTC)
Flying is great, isn't it? As I said to nodbear, when I visited her - I want my own plane :)

Pity about the crib. It's a bit sad when something once so useful has to be abandoned... Nothing lasts forever.
donnaimmaculata
Aug. 17th, 2012 09:42 am (UTC)
I second amaraal's suggestion to use the crib as a flowerpot. That was the first thing that sprang to mind.

This is such a lovely, utterly beautiful place. Is that where you used to keep all those goats you once talked about?
eglantine_br
Aug. 17th, 2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
Yes-- the little shingled building with one white window is where the goats lived. They spent many days roaming free in our yard, too.
katriona_s
Aug. 17th, 2012 12:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you for sharing there nicest photos. How lucky you and your brother are to have grown up there. The house and the background seem to be a very nice place for children! I still live in a very house where I had lived as a baby, so having these "the house where I grew up in" seems wonderful, very special to my eyes.
eglantine_br
Aug. 17th, 2012 04:25 pm (UTC)
Yes-- it is special. I am sad about it being sold soon, but the house has seen many families come and go. Maybe another family will raise children there now.
provencepuss
Aug. 17th, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
I think you should have tried to sell the crib to a dealer...they may not be considered safe for babies but they are popular in the interior design world.
eglantine_br
Aug. 18th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
If I had more time I might have done that-- but we were in a screaming hurry. And I had to accept that some things were just going to go. That crib had been used by my cousin for two babies, and me for my two, and my brother for his daughter-- and it had been second hand when my cousin got it, I'm sure. It had a good long run.

nodbear
Aug. 19th, 2012 10:13 pm (UTC)
absolutely lovely =and the more so because I could see aspects of the writer you in the context of your past. that gift of the topography of both inanimate objects and the emotions set among them.

also in other news since you are back I have a small parcel to go by fast packet boat - well ever hopeful !- and shall now sned it to you
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