• The House My Grandfather Built

    Those of you who read Love Thy Sister, probably wonder what this house Mina talks about looks like. You know, the three-story-house her grandfather built?

    I’m working on book 3 of Mina’s adventures. Italian Summer is the title and of course, Mina is going back home and she will describe the house as it looks now, 10 years later.

    Since I can’t give you a peek at the book (I’m still working on it) or the cover (I’m having trouble separating my vision from reality), the best I can do is show you REAL pictures of the house from the beginning through now. How can I do that you ask?

    Because, dear friends, that’s the house MY grandfather built. I was born in that house.

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    This is the earliest picture I have and it was taken around 1920, the house was a few years old by then. The little girl is standing in the front garden and behind all that flora ( Mina’s words) is the front door. Wisteria hides the entrance and the vine climbs all the way to the balcony.

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    The second picture shows the same little girl now a grown woman with her own children and that picture could be from the late 40s, early 50s. Not much changed, the wisteria is still there and so is the garden.

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    The last picture, in color, I personally took, July 2013. The house now belongs to people I don’t know and I’m not sure the quality of the photo is the best. It’s hard to focus while crying.    I would welcome some comments.   So would my grandfather, I’m sure. Ciao.

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