Abandoned House

This old house in Porter, Oklahoma was abandoned. I imagined it was once a much-loved family home. Its white rock would have made for a cool interior. Its front porch looks to have been a shady place for sitting to visit of an evening. Children may have slept in the screened-in room, like my siblings and our cousins did when we visited our Grandma Monte in Gainesville, Texas many years back.

The back of the house probably boasted a dooryard garden and I would think trees held a swing for children to fly in and dream from.  A clothesline was likely strung between T-poles in the side yard to dry a families shirts, dresses, overalls, tea towels, sheet and quilts.

I suppose there were flowerbeds where now the prairie encroaches to reclaim its ground and seed its own blooms. Can you imagine little girls making mud pies in the dirt under these trees?

Doesn’t it look like a friendly place?

Ivy has begun to climb the walls and soon will weigh in on the roof. High grass and overgrown shrubs will make the house a haven for rodents and birds to aid in its destruction.

Wouldn’t you like to explore this place and learn the history of the house, its builder, and the families who lived there over the years?

Published by Elece

I am a photographer and a freelance writer. I write stories, poetry, gift books, and magazine articles––both print and online. Photographing children, places, and especially flowers is my hobby.

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