The Green and Yellow House

Front view of the green and yellow house.
Front view of the green and yellow house.

I think old houses inspire my writing more than anything. Who can resist an aged home that has a history? Babies were born there. Families lived their lives there. And in the old south, loved ones were laid out on their cooling boards in parlors while a mother, daughter, nephew, or friend kept a vigil during a “wake.”

I found this old home for sale in Athens, Alabama near the main part of down town. It’s for sale, and I’d love to buy it! I think the last owners must have used it as an antique store, judging by the sign on the front and the novelties left over on the front porch.

What do you think happened in this old house? Do you think there are any ghosts therein?

Row of houses, now used for businesses.
Row of houses, now used for businesses.
Hydrangeas!  My favorite!  I may ask the seller if he/she will let me take a small cutting so that I can propagate it.
Hydrangeas! My favorite! I may ask the seller if he/she will let me take a small cutting so that I can propagate it.
Victorian trim work adds charm to the front porch.
Victorian trim work adds charm to the front porch.
The back garden is perfect for the afternoon cup of tea.
The back garden is perfect for the afternoon cup of tea.

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2 Responses to The Green and Yellow House

  1. What a lovely find. I would be ready to move right in! Who knows what stories it could tell? Love the porch–perfect for sitting a spell. 🙂

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