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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Family Homestead in Saranac, New York

Barb & Terry's house has
a story....

Barb's mom, Marie, admired this house while she and her husband, Jimmy, were out for a drive near Plattsburgh in the late 1930s.  Jimmy liked the house too.  They were driving in the area months later whenJimmy stopped their car in front of the house and told Marie that he purchased it for her.  Nearly seventy years later, this house remains in the family.

Terry & Barb

So, where are we parked for our visit?

Just steps away from
Barb & Terry's


Kathie, you don't need to know more than that. said...

It's a house of Love! It has seen a lot of renovation through the years, but the care and compassion have always remained. Barb and Terry, like her dad, Jim, are two of the best people you will ever meet and I am proud and humbled to call them best friends!
The house is very old and even though it has seen a lot of change, it hasn't lost the "Ye Olde Homestead" feel. It's not a showcase that you feel like you can't touch anything, it's a home where friends are welcomed with gladness and you feel right at home as though you grew up there yourself.

Can you tell I LOVE this family?

Ginny said...

Kathie, You did a better job than I did describing the house that love built. I'm glad so many are touched by the kindness of Barb's family.

Kathie, you don't need to know more than that. said...

Ginny, I have considered Barb and her family my OWN family since high school. We have known each other and been best friends since 1971. They have done much more for me than my OWN family has done since my parents passed on. Barb has never waited on me when I go there unless I am laid up... she always tells me to get it myself and I know where stuff is. (most times I yell at her that if she didn't put it up so high, I'd BE able to get it myself!) Sisters can do that. Out in public, we carry on like sisters, arguing and such and people looks at us... we say we are sisters and they laugh and say ok that explains it. LOL We argue about who loves one anther the most.
I'd be lost without her!