Sunday, March 21, 2010

*humble beginings*

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..

ROMEO'S GRANDPARENTS..

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

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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..

3 comments:

  1. At the end, the only thing that no one can take away is our memories.Good job!!

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  2. Great job with documenting all the history and pictures.

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