Thursday Doors: Family Home

If I summed up travel during this time, I would say, “Be prepared to hurry up in order to wait.”  Delay is the key word.  

In July, after my trial trip to Carcassonne (see post from last week) to reacquaint myself with the world outside my apartment, I boarded a bus in Perpignan, France for Barcelona, Spain. I caught a flight to the US to visit my family who I had not seen since the world turned upside down, since borders were closed and flights were cancelled hand over fist.  

The bus to Barcelona was two hours late.  The flight to Miami was delayed as a man had a hissy fit when boarding the plane and the flight attendant told him to pull his mask up over his nose.  It took a while for him to be escorted off.  Arriving late to Miami, I felt stressed that I would miss my connecting flight.  I didn’t need to worry.  My connecting flight to Atlanta was hours delayed.  I didn’t have any US dollars and all the currency exchange places closed early.  I was quite hungry by the time I arrived in Atlanta.  

So, if you’re doing the air travel thing during this time, I would suggest an extra measure of patience, a good book or two on your phone or Kindle, music to listen to, and snacks.


Visiting family in the US included a road trip with my daughter from Alabama to Ohio. My door post this week highlights my family home that is located there.  

“Change is the only constant in life.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

In 1950, my grandfather and father built this house, and over the years my family filled it with love.  My grandparents lived there, then my parents.  I have highlighted this home for “Thursday Doors” in the past, but I wanted to highlight it again. There has been a lot of change in the last year. A lot of work has been done to empty the house.  It was difficult to see. There is good news, though, as my sister and her husband have decided to move in, so the house will remain in the family!

Thank you so much for stopping by. Stay safe, stay well, and peace be to you!

This is my contribution to the weekly Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Dan Antion over at No Facilities blog.

If you would like to see more doors from all around the globe, visit Dan’s.

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful everything and the last sign is love. 🙂 I have my parents’ house in my today’s post as well.

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    1. Thanks so much! I think we were both feeling nostalgic this week. 🙂

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      1. Clearly it was the right time for it. 🙂 All well to you!

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  2. Teresa says:

    Thanks for taking us into your lovely home and great advice for travel!

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    1. I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit, Teresa! 🙂

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      1. Teresa says:

        My pleasure!

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    Thanks for bringing us into your home, Brenda. It’s lovely. I think I can feel the love of family in the photo. I am glad it will remain in your family. I love the welcome sign.

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    1. I’m happy you enjoyed, Dan, and hope you have a nice and restful weekend! 🙂

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  4. I love the sidebar photo. It looks so warm and welcoming. What a pain that you had so many delays, but I’m glad you were able to come and enjoy time with family. I never travel without my Kindle and snacks, especially when flying!


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    1. Very smart indeed. It’s true, any hassle I encountered was well worth it to see my family! Hope you have a nice weekend. 🙂

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  5. Ann Coleman says:

    I’m so glad your grandfather’s house will stay in the family. And sorry for your travel woes. We were once stuck on a runway, and than at the gate but still on the plane, for six hours, waiting for our plane to take off. From that point on, I never get on a plane without both food and drink in my carry-on!

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    1. Oh no, six hours in the plane on the runway. I would have lost my mind. My trip wasn’t too terrible and I really wanted to see my dad as I’d not seen him since my mom passed last summer. It was a joy to see my kids of course as well. It is a nice relief that my sister will move in for sure. Take care, Ann, and thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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  6. Prior... says:

    I love the hallway shot and can imagine you skipping down it
    And that “peace to all
    Who enter” was a nice piece of decor – would that be 70s?

    And so glad the house will stay on the family

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    1. Thank you, Yvette, for stopping by. I have so many wonderful memories in that house and am indeed happy my sister will be moving in. Yes, the door decor has been there for as long as I can remember. Another wonderful memory. 🙂

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