Bright Square Challenge: Childhood Home

Childhood Home. Baker, Montana. May 21, 2017.

We were back in Baker to help my parents pack fifty-some years of accumulations housed at the corner of 1st and George. Across the street from Lincoln Elementary School, allowing Mom to watch the kids – all the kids across the years – come and go and play at recess. Two blocks from Baker High School, where Dad taught math and computers.

Early evening, sun descending, feeling nostalgic and needing a break from boxes, I took a walk with camera in hand. This is my favorite picture of that day.

So much light and laughter and love emanated from that house. Friends always used the backdoor – knocking was optional. They knew to help themselves to a pop (aka soda) from the fridge. Teenagers soon learned they were welcome to make themselves a peanut butter sandwich or scrounge for leftovers. If supper was on the table, visitors were invited to pull up a chair. I could go on and on!

So many bright memories. So much love.

Picture posted in response to Becky’s Bright Squares challenge. Prose because this photo led me down memory lane!

9 thoughts on “Bright Square Challenge: Childhood Home

    1. Teressa Clark Post author

      Kept thinking of more as I was writing! But how do you explain returning to the house to gather around the fire with hot chocolate and Christmas goodies after an unannounced caroling party? Or that the Thanksgiving table included neighbors and friends who might have been alone for the holiday? Or sharing a cake won at a cake raffle after a H.S. basketball game? Hmmmm…did we always EAT?!!!

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