Large Life, Small Space: Safe and Warm on a Grate
This is my very favorite photo of my dad. He is holding my older brother. I love this hat, which I had never seen until we found this photograph.
It was taken in our little bungalow, my parent’s “starter home” they occupied for 32 years. My dad was the one who got me up in the morning. He would come down the short hallway to my bedroom, making up songs and inserting his pet name for me, “Time to wake up, Suzie Q…” On cold mornings, he would lift me out of bed and carry me to the kitchen where he would sit me on the floor furnace grate while he cooked me breakfast. He’s whistling now, as off-tune as his singing was in my bedroom. I always felt safe with my parents so close in that small house. My memories are as warm as that furnace kept me on winter mornings.
Note: This vignette of life in a small home is the first of a series. The Tiny House Movement is not new. We’re not discovering the American Dream by living a simpler life, we feel we’re recapturing it. I’m seeking stories (with a photo, if possible) of what made or makes living in a small space special to YOU. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Live Well, Live Large! ~Kerri