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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday Drive to Grandma's House

Every Sunday I go to grandma's house.This is were our memories were made and future memories lay ahead.In the winter we are embraced by the warmth of family snuggled inside to enjoy comfort food,love and silliness.In the summer we enjoy sitting in the yard enjoying sweet tea and the kids playing with kittens and enjoying the fresh air.We get the old tractor out and have a family garden as well, each planting there own little plot to tend and share the bounty...Pappy passed away a year and a half ago but so many of my fond memories revolve around him...Here are a few country views I have passed on the drive since childhood.So grab a warm cuppa and enjoy the ride.
The old brick farmhouse sits on 20+ acres it used to be the only house on the lane but a few new houses have been built at the end of the road now.We always enter through the side door up past the jockey....Below the pond we used to ice skate here but the winters haven't froze it through lately....Old out building we used as a fort....
This used to be the only other farm on gradma's lane.There is a huge field so it sits way back from the road.It used to be the old amish farm.In the summer all the amish kids would ride on back of the horse plow and wave to us,in the winter they would all be at the end of the dirt lane with their new scooters and bikes they got for christmas.Grandma once got hon for letting a few of the children visit and watch cartoons with us...LoL The farm was bought a few years back and the amish moved away.....
Old barn with stone foundation...

The old stone church with it's newly restored copper steeple..The graveyard....


Love the old Ford truck tucked in here....
Big red barn with stone foundation...

Abandoned farmhouse used to store farm equipment.Oh it would be lovely to explore probly alot of prim goodies tucked away that no one cares about..Have to ask grandma who owns it...
Old house at the end of the main road.They are doing a ton of work on it.. I'm told they are putting a inn style restraunt and bed & breakfast but it's been a long slow process.A lawyer owned it years ago..My hubby did restoration work on this house and the old barns across the street years ago when the lawyer owned it....
These are the barns that go with the above house....


Hope you enjoyed our sunday drive to grandma's old farmhouse.I still love the views after all these years.I'm so thankful to live in a small town in a rural area.Even more thankful to be close to loved ones who still gather for sunday dinner.Warm Blessings!~Amy

17 comments:

Cathy said...

Yes, I did enjoy your Sunday drive. And those memories are hard to come by now a days. I remember some of the same memories in my home town, which I almost never return to. Everyone has since moved on. I do try to get my family together for Sunday dinner, I so love the family Sundays, but everyone seems so busy and going in all directions it only seems to last for a month then we get busy again.

You are very lucky to have your family so close and still get together to make those special memories. Plus your grandma's house and property are pretty nice too!!! Thanks for sharing your story I enjoyed the walk down memory lane :)
Cathy

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Amy, I love your Grandma's house!! And all the barns and old houses too. I just love old barns!! Oh the stories those old buildings hold. Thanks for sharing your drive and the memories, it was lovely.
Blessings,
Lorna

Robyn~Primlish said...

Beautiful pictures! I envy your Sunday gatherings!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Thanks for a beautiful ride to Grandmas house! I really enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures and fond memories.
Prim Blessings! Robin

~Madalynne~ said...

Your Grandmas's house is picture perfect and such lovely scenery on the way. Whenever I see an abandoned barn, I start day dreaming about the treasures it must hold.

I love the family garden idea!

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Hi Amy! How nice to have dinners with family every week. We have been trying to start that up again but everyone seems to be to busy all the time ~ your so lucky to have that. Beautiful pictures!!!

Have a wonderful week ahead.
Warm hugs ~ Jenn

Tolentreasures said...

What a great drive to Grandma's house and what a great tradition of getting together. Love the pics and the old buildings. Looks as though you must be in Eastern PA?

Cathy

Janean said...

i enjoyed the fact i didn't have to ask once, "are we there yet?"

absolutely gorgeous photos!!!!

Kentucky Prim Mommy said...

Very pretty pictures, Did you recieve the package you won from my giveaway yet I sent it about a week or 2 ago... I hope you have a blessed day ...........April Family Friends and Prims

Vicki said...

Thanks for sharing. My grandparents have all passed away but you sure brought back some memories. I love the pictures of the housed and old barns.

Vicki

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Thanks for letting me join you in the beautiful drive! Oh you have some really nice memories!What a lovely way to spend your Sundays!
Just love the old houses & old barns!
enjoy the day
Teresa

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

What beautiful old barns!
I'm with you, I would LOVE to do a little exploring! I very much enjoyed "our" sunday drive! :-)
Enjoy
Mercy

acorn hollow said...

thanks for taking us along. I have wonderful memories of my grand parents small farm. Lucky you still have your gram.
cathy

A Primitive Homestead said...

Wonderful photos. There are so many old homes with no one living in them here. As I pass by them I often say I WISH I COULD GO DIG IN THAT HOUSE. There could be some old primitive items just waiting for a prim lover to take them home. Enjoy your Sunday visits to Grams. Blessings!

Geesha~from kindred primitives said...

Amy, what a lovely post! I love all the pictures and a walk down memory lane...I love family gatherings! Noah and me both live close to our families and enjoy our gatherings as well. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day and blessing to you~
Geesha

renee said...

Oh my! I sure enjoyed tagging along with you! What a wonderful place to be! I'd be itching to get in there and root around, with permission of course. I love the old barns, they are just beautiful to me.
You should get your box on Wednesday!
Stay warm and have a great week!
Blessings,
Renee

Prairie Patch said...

Thanks so much for sharing your drive to Grandma's. I enjoyed it so much. I love the countryside, and your g'ma has a beautiful and very cozy looking home.