Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

2013-11-17 07.19.11-2This is our the front window of our house.  It was built in 1911 and when you look closely out the window from inside our living room, you can see that the pane is actually wavy.

The entire house is actually a window into the soul of the former owner, who raised her 4 children in the 2 bedroom craftsman.  She and her husband bought the house to be close to the neighborhood Catholic Church and while she was alive she opened the church every morning at 5 a.m. and attended 6:30 a.m. mass.  The Blessed Virgin is “en-tiled” in our kitchen, the permanent tile to the upper right of my Vitamix.  Some of the light switches are housed inside of plastic religious covers. While the house is a true craftsman bungalow and has many lovely features inside such as built in bookcases, credenzas and cabinets, and inlaid wood paneled ceilings, you can tell that Margaret and Ed were not concerned with aesthetics:  they ripped out the back yard, put in concrete, and installed a cinderblock wall around the side of the house and a chain link fence around the front of the house!  When my husband and I married, he had been renting the “mother in law” apartment above the dual garages next door to the house for the past 9 years.  The month we married Margaret moved into an assisted living community (a Catholic one, with daily mass on premises) and offered us the house.  She had one request:  that we take pictures of the inside when we moved in.  Although it was a big change for her, Margaret weathered the move like it was the happiest time in her life, and we indeed took pictures and brought them to her.  She passed away last December the day before Christmas, and we feel that her soul lives on inside our home.

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