Things in an old house. Contest entry
|Cleaning out old houses can be eyeopening as|
Many of the surprises take your breath away.
Miss Agnes Tinker passed away quite unexpectedly
and her niece asked us to get things out of the way.
In the bedroom, were many photographs of the family
with older people who had hairstyles and clothes
that were beautiful to see. They looked
dainty and old fashioned from head to their toes.
Her little office held objects of art
that were bought decades ago.
And in a scented box was a bundle of letters
from a soldier, who was a very special beaux.
The parlor was a fascinating room
with record players, records and a tube radio.
There were songs that were patriotic or romantic,
while the radio played music, songs and soap operas shows.
In the kitchen we cleared out hand held gadgets.
They were hand held and still in good shape.
My mother explained the memories she had
with a sifter, an egg beater and grate.
Miss Tinker was a lonely person, who had kept her home
to be a place where time seemed to stand still.
The time was in a capsule of her fondest memories
which she lived on her own free will.