Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Grandpa's Blue Pot



Exploring
 "The Barn"
was 
a
 favorite
pastime in the summers
at
Granny and Popeye's
House

we would spend hours
moving the hay from
position to position
to create the perfect room

sweeping the floor
until every crevice
of our body
was totally and completely
filled with dust

avoiding snakes and spiders
as we carefully
maneuvered through the
dark
and
very narrow hallway
to the "House"

keeping the cows
and
or
goats at bay
as we ran to the wooden door

climbing in the upper loft
better known as 
"The Attic"
to find more 
treasures
to fill our 
"House" 

trying to remember to
"Close The Gate"
so the animals
did not escape

finding old pots and pans
to make "Stew"

swinging open the wooden hatch
to let air in and out
and in
and out
trying hard 
not to smash fingers 
in the process

locking up our "House"
to eat "Supper"
and
catch fireflies
on 
the fresh cut grass

My Great Grandpa's
Blue Pot
Now sits
proudly
in
my garden

9 comments:

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

I love the colors all together! Gorgeous for the garden=0)

xoxo,
Carol

BUGNROOSMOM said...

I love that you found a use for the pot. I too remember playing house in the barn and finding treasures. My mom has kept several bottles we found. My favorite is an old bleach bottle(it's glass, and very narrow). Back then it was pure not diluted so you didn't need much. I believe it was like an 11oz bottle.

Annie said...

What a beautiful pictures. The garden is pretty.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

That purple flowers is perfectly match with your grandpa's blue pot! Take good care of this pot !

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful post, Holli! LOVE that blue pot! So glad you got that--lovely reminder! I miss running around on summer nights, catching fireflies....good memories!

Hope you're having a wonderful night, my friend!

Julie

mizdarlin said...

A wonderful look back at childhood...and a marvelous sentimental souvenir...girl, you can write!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the memory, I had forgotten about Grandpaw Holubs blue pot. Mom

Allison said...

Holli, you have the best style!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Very cute post!