Thursday, April 22, 2010

I could live in a shack?

When I was younger
I always said
I could live in a shack
with the man of my dreams.
Now I think a humble abode
is what I'd change my line to,
but these girls loved their
My father years ago gave us this lovely little trailer.
So one Sunday after church we came to haul it up off the beach
and on its 40 mile journey home.
When the back sides of this lovely contraption
blew off, then the tire went flat.
we drove past 2 dump sites
that I begged Phil to stop and we
would make a certain deposit
of an unsightly gift.
we drove about 25 mph
and made this long trip
home to the final
or resting spot!

After 8 years if you can't stand to look at it
decorate it.
what a traveling little
Alaska motor home these girls have.

Poor George he even has a bed,
note the save me Mommy
look on his face!


  1. Hi Heidi,

    What a lovely little home the girls have (is one of them yours?) They even have some flowers inside :-)! It looks like a proper home. Enjoyed your story about the trip. It made me LOL! Sorry....

    You asked about the enamelware. Yes, it is expensive here too. Not the ordinary pieces like jugs and pots, but the special ones with flowers on it are. They are very difficult to find too. I am always on the lookout for one, but haven't found one yet.

    You know, it might be interesting for you to check It is the Dutch equivalent of Ebay. You can search on 'emaille' and see what there is and how high the bids are.

    The baking is going well; did my maple pecan muffins, tonight scones, tommorow.... :-)!

    Good luck!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  2. I still remember playing house with my little friends some 50 years ago. Sweet memories are being created here! :)

  3. There's just something so cozy about having your own little space to share. My sister and I loved to set up housekeeping in a refrigerator box. Your little trailer is SO much more luxurious! Your little girl is so lucky you gritted it out and got it home.

    Dogs (and cats) are so understanding of children. They understand that kids do things differently and I think sometimes they like to be part of it.

    If you don't mind I'm going to do a post off of yours about kids and animals. Have a blessed day, Heidi. diane

  4. What a lovely little shack! I loved playing that game when I was a girl!
    Your little dog is so cute! Is he a Bichon Frise?
    Rachel x

  5. That is so sweet. I remember with great fondness all of the little forts that I had as a child. I think they were the highlights of my childhood. How wonderful that you have created something so magical. The photos are precious.

  6. These girls are having such a wonderous childhood...what abeautiful way to play, reminds me of many happy times I had as a child.
    Must admit..puppy does look like he wishes he was elsewhere, nice of him to play along.

  7. Oh giggles, my sister & i would always be in cubby houses & the like!! She lives in a palace now, but i live in Army housing as i married love & a soldier, so i've lived in my fair of basic housing!! 4 children sure does upgrade us to a decent dwelling but i can imagine something basic in our future. Love Posie

  8. Those little ones (maybe exceot the puppy) look like they are having a whale of a time :) I can see this becoming a bit of a project! Hope all is well :)