Have you ever wondered what happened to that house you grew up in?... who lives there?. and if they are happy just like you were? Do you ever drive by just to see if they up keep the home as if you're parents were still the owners?..do you wonder "what if we had stayed"?... Over the week-end, my in laws mentioned to me that their first home was being remodeled! Ooh I thought! and since I never miss an opportunity to see a great remodeling project, It was like music to my ears! I drove by a few days later..
2613 Quince Lane..
As I got off my
car a nice woman approached me and asked me if i wanted a tour
"YES I WOULD LOVE A TOUR" I said
AND THIS IS WHAT I SAW....
Amazed by this beautiful kitchen! Granite counters with plenty of space, custom cabinets with deep sinks!
Warm colors to soothe the eye! I can see many new memories being made here by the next lucky family!
Open concept living area for entertaining!
I was excited to see these investor's had taken there time planning
this project carefully!..I reached for my phone and called my
in laws who happen to be around the corner, and told them to swing
by.. When they walked in and saw the transformation they were filled
with so many emotions!
As they took the tour and reminisced, I couldn't help but wonder
what had happened to my house? had the owners taken care of it
all these years?..I left there with QUESTIONS...and so I quickly
came home charged my trusty camera and left with a MISSION!
drove to San Juan Tx.
AND THIS IS WHAT I SAW...
Wow! So many things had changed! A lady came out
and asked why I was taking pictures I explained
hoping she would invite me in. SHE DIDN'T!!
She said in Spanish "Mija ya no es egual
todo cambiamos" Nothings the same everything
has changed! so I sat there as she went on
and on about "Donia Maria" and "Donia Abrora"
the neighbors..not listening! I was too busy
reminiscing and thinking what if we had stayed.
NEXT STOP PHARR TX
THE HOME OF JULIAN AND VIRGINIA CARRANZA
Grandma Qinna and Grandpa as we called them..
AND THIS IS WHAT I SAW...
This home now belongs to a young couple who are teachers in the Pharr area
from what I have heard it is completely redone! I'm happy so
many memories in this front porch.. The whole family would gather
and sit and wave as friends would pass by.. We would play with our
cousins "Red Rover Red Rover" till late hours in the night..Our
great aunts AKA "THE GOLDEN GIRLS" who happen to live right across
the street would come over when they would see commotion! Everyday
my grandpa would watch "The Young and The Restless" and wait for
the mail through the screened door..
WELCOME TO THE HOME OF GABINO AND OFELIA ESCOBAR..
In Donna TX
This is the home where my mother in law grew up.
Sadly it was torn down!
She tells me funny stories of her and her family all the time! Once she
told me that my father in law showed up with no permission... And that
once he had bought her a rabbit and her mom threw a fit because she
was the one who ended up cleaning the cage!
NEXT STOP MCALLEN TX
HOME OF JUAN AND FELIPA SANCHEZ
This home is all about family it has been updated and
kept up with!
The inside has nice warm colors, hardwood floors and beautiful furniture! You get a nice warm peaceful feeling upon entering this home!
They are a large family of 11 brothers and sisters (I think) and holidays
are always fun!
NOTE: Im missing my Grandmother Ruth Dela Garza's
house in Santa Rosa. The property has been
sold and has a long winding Rd, I wasnt sure
if I should go in.. So I didnt.. but, I have
great memories of that ranch and the peace
country life gives you..