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Daily Prompt: Childhood Revisited

childhood home

Sure, you turned out pretty good, but is there anything you wish had been different about your childhood? If you have kids, is there anything you wish were different for them?

I grabbed this shot of my childhood home from Google streetview, partly to see what’s changed. The fence I built as a teenager is still there. Before that there was a caragana bush hedge, that was ruining the front lawn. So my parents offered me what I thought was a king’s ransom to remove the bushes, and build the fence. Oh, did I mention they forgot to tell me how hard it is to get rid of  a caragana bush. I ended up digging a trench, then chopping the roots out. Then I pre-dug holes for the fence posts with a fence pole auger.  This was followed by laying a heavy plastic liner to stop most of the roots, which was back filled with topsoil. Finally building the rest of the fence.

caragana hedge

So why do I mention this, it’s the one thing I would change, but then again, nah I wouldn’t change it. It taught me to know what I was getting into before accepting any deals offered my way. That lesson is one of the most important lessons we can learn in live.

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13 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Childhood Revisited

  1. I wouldn’t change a thing about my childhood! My daughter’s childhood though, I would have tried to be more present in the moments…

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  6. A good lesson to learn, not to change the past.

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  8. There is something very creepy about Google Street View.

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