Way back in the “good old days” we bought a 5 acre piece of property outside of Monroe WA. We had a plan to build our own log house on the land and somehow it all worked out. We lived there for 19 fun filled years, but eventually as the children grew up we moved on to new (easier to maintain) dwellings.
Recently, some 40 years later, Suzie and I drove by and managed to catch just a fleeting glimpse of the old homestead through the trees, and I decided I would send a letter and a bunch of old photos to the current owners. Thinking they might like to see a little bit of the history of their home. As it turned out, I got a very warm response from the current owners… They were the same folks that had originally bought the property from us. The log house had been home to their family of 5 for all these years.
We caught up via text messages and I finagled an invite to come up and visit the old log house. I explained that my grandsons, the Dudes, were studying a block of instruction on “Living Off The Land” and they were included in the invitation.
So here are some old photos of the construction project, and a few “then and now” images for comparison.
Well there you go. It was just delightful to see that the old log house was still being lovingly maintained and cared for. We shared some wonderful moments and memories with the current owners about the joys of raising our families in the same house. And the Dudes all got a chance to see where their mom grew up and the house that Suzie and Drampa built.
Thanks for following along. Kat