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Monday, August 19, 2019
There was a time, Tucker's time, when the house on the corner didn't have a staircase running up the side. But, you'll have to admit, it would have made getting on the roof a lot easier. When he sees the house now, Tucker still calls it "the home-place."
There is a saying, "If walls could talk." The home-place saw nine children grow up under its roof. Gramma and Grandpop had three boys and two girls. Tucker's mother was the youngest. After she died, Tucker's grandparents began again when five-month-old Tucker, his brother and two sisters moved in. If the walls in the house on the corner could talk, what would they say about sixty years of children living there?
Write a story about a conversation the walls in Tucker's house might have about what they saw and heard. You might write something like, "The stairway complained about Tucker sliding down its banister and sometimes jumping down three or four steps. The thud at the bottom hurt the floor boards where he landed." You might include what the house thought about changes to its own shape and size. Add to that, a few paragraphs about the house in which you live and the conversation you might have with its walls concerning its experiences and changes.
Draw at picture of how you would remake your own home and tell why you would change it. When you're done, share the improvements with others, like the "big reveal" on a home improvement cable TV program. Who knows, you too may have your own TV show some day.
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