Grandparents’ house is always one happy place for kids and one of our best childhood memories are made in their house. They are the ones to introduce us to the creative world of stories; a world full of imagination. No matter how old we get, there’s always something about their house that makes us feel like home. Certainly, we can never know everything about their lives but it is always an interesting thing to do; to know the real-life incidents and happenings in our grandparents’ lives. After all, those experiences become the reason for all wisdom.
Well, sometimes our family members are experts in hiding the biggest events of their lives; so much that they take it to their grave with them. But one such secret was recently revealed on the popular social platform: Reddit.
A Happy Place
A Reddit user EvilEnglish remembered how he spent most of the holidays at his grandparents’ place that was in Tennessee. It was their happy place and the couple has been living there ever since they got married. They bought a house and made it their home, a place where they dreamt of growing old together and they actually did grow old together. The whole family used to get together at their place on every Thanksgiving and that used to be the happiest day for the Reddit user.
In the first place, it was built as a farmhouse but when in the ‘70s or the ‘80s EvilEnglish’s grandparents bought it, this place became their full-time home. The couple was looking for something exactly like this and they were trying to get rid of the southern heat and live a life they had always planned on living together.
An Old Couple
As time passed, the entire family kept living some blissful moments together until the old couple died. It was terrible seeing both of the elderly family members go forever but one thing that everyone made a settlement with was the fact that the couple lived a long, healthy and joyful life and then an easy painless death.
Letting Them Go
Now that the couple who bought it in the first place wasn’t anymore, the old farmhouse was left empty. The house made every family member miss the actual residents of the place badly and made them realize that they were long gone. Also, all their kids and grandkids were settled in different cities and no one was ever going to stay in that place, hence, they decided to put it up for sale.
Learning Their Lives
The entire responsibility of cleaning and selling the old farmhouse was left on EvilEnglish who has been closest to his grandparents and their favorite Grandkid as well. He knew it will be a difficult thing to walk into their house and go through all of their belongings as it will bring the bundles of old memories back but he was ready to do it anyway. Well, he was just expecting the memories to be unbearable but there was much more than just memories hidden in that old farmhouse of his grandparents.
Clearing Out Old Memories
As he walked inside the house, he thought it will be the last time that he is there but that plan wasn’t going to work. Clearing out old family members’ houses can often bring back a host of memories. All the belongings often hold a tale or two from the years spent together. EvilEnglish had plenty of memories hidden in the house as his grandparents have always been collectors.