The Old Home Place

I look in the old hand-held mirror that I’ve stuck up on the wall. I glance quickly behind me, wondering if my mother is behind me and it’s her image that I see.

I come to the old homeplace sometimes. I can feel the ghosts here so no wonder I think my mother has crept up on me. I sneak in the back door so no one will see me.

My childhood is here. I can hear it. My parents are talking softly in the kitchen. I sit down in the old rocking chair and wish for days gone by.

Photo credit @TedStultz

12 comments

    1. I grew up in the South and still live in a border state. I’ve heard the term “home place” all my life from grandparents and my mother. It is a very southern term. Thank you and thanks for the comment!

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  1. All the love and happy memories she remembers just seem to have been absorbed by the house. No wonder she sneaks back to her “old home place.” 🙂

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