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Old 09-07-2020, 04:31 PM
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as in your childhood home , did you like it or were you a ashamed of it?

i really liked it although people made comments about the kitchen being small which never bothered me.

Old 09-07-2020, 04:47 PM
Location: Florida
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Our house was built in the 60s. As such, it would be considered lacking by today's standards. Nothing was 'open concept'. It was a 4 br, 2.5 bath colonial. The eat in kitchen was small, but it had a formal dining room. There was not only a formal living room, but another space we called the family room and a separate office. The bedrooms were small by modern standards except the master. The laundry was poorly located on the main floor but all the bedrooms were upstairs.

Having said that, it had beautiful real hardwood floors and trim. Two working wood fireplaces. A really large 2 car garage. And we were on 40 acres of Connecticut woodlands.

All in all, given the styles of the time (yes, we had 60s colored appliances), it was pretty nice.

I've always wanted to see what it looks like now but there are no old listing pictures.
Old 09-07-2020, 04:59 PM
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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Embarrassed. The house was fine, but it was dirty and cluttered. It was nothing like an episode of Hoarders, since the clutter hadn't yet reached the goat-path stage, but after a few years there, it was too messy to have people over. I got yelled at if I tried to clean, and yelled at if I didn't.
Old 09-07-2020, 05:07 PM
Location: Tampa, FL
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Good question. I had a home from 1917 so it had a lot of personality. I loved my big room and my walk in closet. However, it had three bedrooms on the 2nd floor and no bathroom. I loved that it had two kitchens and an updated basement. It wasn't as new, big, or fancy as other people's home but I really liked it. I was never embarassed of it. It was always clean and cozy. So yes...maybe proud.
Old 09-07-2020, 05:10 PM
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I grew up in a New York City housing project ...it is the last place I would ever want to live
Old 09-07-2020, 05:11 PM
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Hysteric no make that historic. We spent as much time as possible on sail boats and in a. No running water 1700 century cabin way up in the Alps. School - somewhat optional.
Old 09-07-2020, 05:11 PM
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For the most part, all my friends houses were the same size...1200sq ft.....but I had the biggest back yard, with climabable fruit trees. I loved that yard.
Old 09-07-2020, 05:38 PM
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Originally Posted by JacobMurphy View Post
as in your childhood home , did you like it or were you a ashamed of it?

i really liked it although people made comments about the kitchen being small which never bothered me.
Why would anybody be embarrassed about such things? When growing-up I was most interested on playing outdoors with my friends, fishing, camping, and even hunting with slingshots. The outdoors was a lot off fun, then school was just work

Being embarrassed about things like that means that there are some negative emotional issues involved, but I could be wrong since I never experienced such. Maybe the whole thing has to do with "nurturing," or maybe it is a generational thing since I am an old man now? I just, as a child, didn't pay attention to the place where I lived. My father was strict about following the rules relating to getting along with others, respect, and all of that, but he also allowed for spending time outdoors having fun.

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Old 09-07-2020, 06:05 PM
Location: Near Falls Lake
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Never really gave it any thought. In my neighborhood, all the houses were built in the 50s and they all looked exactly the same. My mother kept it clean and father kept it well maintained.
Old 09-07-2020, 06:20 PM
Location: Floyd County, IN
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It was a house typical of its era, mid 1960's era mid ring suburb, two story and 1/3 acre lot. The neighborhood has declined a bit mainly due to its location and noise factor close to highways. Also, too many trees have been cleared on the road compared to what used to be there.
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