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This was a hard prompt to decide what to photogarph and then at lunch I spotted the picture on my parents wall - My mum painted it (and sadly now only has partial vision), and is of the 5 homes they have lived in during their 61 years of marriage.  Although, during the week I live in my own place I have (and do) live in all 5 homes.


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What a wonderful response to the prompt, and what wonderful houses those all look like!
Funny how I was worried what to post - then found a "total" answer!
I know that painting is full of wonderful memories for all of you.
It is special as Mum did it (sad she has such little vision now) ... but each house has an abundance of memories.
What a wonderful picture. I've never seen anything quite like it.
It is special as Mum did it (sad she has such little vision now) ... but each house has an abundance of memories. However I have no idea how she had the idea of doing the 5 houses in one painting.
How special and wonderful a painting it is. Beautiful.
It is special as Mum did it (sad she has such little vision now) ... but each house has an abundance of memories.
What a wonderful painting! Perfect for the prompt. Your mother is very talented.
Thanks very much - there are quite a few pictures of hers around the house - something she did for about 10 years.
Nice painting, and a lovely idea
It is special as Mum did it (sad she has such little vision now) ... but each house has an abundance of memories.
I don't even remember all the places in which I've lived! We moved a great deal when I was a child. I informed my husband that I didn't intend to continue that! We stayed in our first home 21 years, and I imagine we'll stay in our current one about as long.

You lived in some very lovely homes.
M&D moved with work, then retirement. For me I add another couple of houses that I have owned!

The worst bit for me was schooling - 6 schools in 7 years, without a house move! No I'm not a bad student, just a couple of schools changed and a couple were age related.
I can empathize with that. It's hard to start over with an unknown facility, strange teachers, a possibly different curriculum, and a sea of new faces. During my elementary years, we moved at least once a year--different houses, different cities, different states. I knew I wasn't going to do that to our children!
At least I didn't have house moves - but I was bullied as I got older and do wonder if some of that came from being "the new kid".
That was a really interesting response to the prompt. All the houses look as though they would have been very comfortable to live in, and they represent a lifetime of memories.
It is special as Mum did it (sad she has such little vision now) ... but each house has an abundance of memories.

We are all hoarders so having nice houses with space to be able to keep all the nick-nacks is great.
I'm a hoarder too, and 7 years ago moved to a smaller house. I am still surrounded by boxes, as it takes so long to go through them and decide what to keep, and what can be discarded. I don't want to leave it for my children to go through, but apart from my own possessions there are family treasures from previous generations. Ill health now makes it a Herculean job. I usually do the unpacking and sorting out during the summer when arthritis is less of a problem for me, but this last summer was the 'summer from hell' and it was too hot to attempt it. I live in Tasmania, Australia and usually it is a cool climate, but this last summer was torture.
I don't have kids so my brothers and/or my nephews will have that fun! None of them are hoarders, so I suppose they will just through it all. Maybe I ought to eventually think of donating anything special ... but really most of the things are only special to me.

Yes, I thought Tasmania was similar to here in England.
Tasmania is similar to England. The first settlers planted a lot of English plants, like willows, and the Scottish ones planted gorse and thistles, and there are many Georgian buildings right through Tassie. When the Queen has visited, which has been a few times, she always seems more relaxed here than in other parts of Australia, possibly because it is more like home. The Tasmanian accent is very similar to the Cockney of 200 years ago.
I hadn't realised Tasmania was so much different from the mainland ... maybe one day I shall get to travel "down under" and see for myself.
When you consider what a vast country this is I guess you wouldn't be surprised to know that the accent varies as much as the climate. I am able to distinguish which part of Australia people are from as soon as they speak. Apparently I had a very British accent when I was young. I moved to Sydney, and people used to ask me which part of Blighty I was from. Living in Sydney for 26 years Australianised it a bit.

I hope you get here one day, you would find it interesting.