How many of you that moved away from your family home have visited it from time to time?
By Hanni Harel
September 27, 2017 8:28am CST
Hi, I used to go visit my first family home I lived in sat in my car looking at it wondering who lives in it now. I would have liked to go to the door and knock on it and meet the people that live there now. How many of you have gone up to the door and when someone answered you introduced yourself and got to go in and see the changes they made. How many of you felt horrible that you saw how the place looks now?
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
We, my siblings and I, sold the family home a couple years ago. I haven't been by it to see it since it was sold. However, after my parents sold my grandmother's home, I did go by there and introduce myself and did get a look at what they did to it inside. It was very nice. I've also seen the back yard, which they enclosed and really did up nice with flower gardens all around. They've done a beautiful job with the house.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
@Hannihar It was different to see someone else's belongings in my grandmother's home. They built that home and were one of the first ones on that block. Even though someone else lives there now, it will always be my grandmother's home. It wasn't my grandfather's home, though he absolutely lived there. He was a gambler and the bank wouldn't allow him to sign the paperwork, fearing he would gamble the house away.
@just4him Valerie, I can understand how the bank would not let your grandfather sign. That must have been hard on her married to a gambler. Did he gamble all his life and did she hide her money so he could not get to it? I understand the memories and how you can look at it as always being your grandmother's home.
• United States
@Hannihar I live in a far west Chicago suburb. No rooms were added to the house, and the shape of the house is exactly the same. However, new siding, new landscaping, and all the rooms of the house being gutted and redone beautifully makes for a very nice home. A young family now lives in the home, and that is what my dad wanted to happen.
@Corbin5 Deborah, I have met a lot of people here from Chicago and I loved to visit there too. As a matter of fact I think it was when I moved to Israel I went from Minneapolis to Chicago to take the flight directly to Israel from there. My doctor is from Chicago. I am glad that you dad is happy who lives there now.