Tale Weaver # 158

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In its day, it was one of the most well kept properties in the area.
It wasn’t unusual to see Old Man Wally on the stoop with his feet up on the rail whistling some indistinguishable tune to the wind whilst Ma Wally would be bustlin’ in the house baking pancakes or whatever he fancied for his supper.
They’d been married for sixty plus years, had a pack of kids and grandkids, and they weathered the storms and winter elements together.
No-one knew what happened to Ma and Pa. The house they loved was abandoned and left to rot and decay over the years. Family had no want of it with no indoor plumbing or modern means of living, yet none had the heart to demolish or sell it.
It was never empty though, and became a haven for all kinds of critters looking for shelter from the elements. The family thought Ma and Pa would have liked that.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Tale Weaver # 158

  1. I’m always intrigued by abandoned houses and barns. I love that this is s haven for wildlife. It seems fitting. ♥️

  2. James says:

    They probably would have but I’m sure the family still has to pay property taxes and the like.

  3. Michael says:

    Thanks Di for adding to the Tale weaver this week. When I lived in the bush we had an old abandoned house opposite to us. A few times I ventured into it and was amazed an old lady once lived in it, it had an open fire, earthen floor, one bedroom and there didn’t seem to be any windows as I could see, how she survived as long as she did I always wondered.

  4. mhmp77 says:


    for all kinds of critters looking for shelter
    from the elements. The family thought
    Ma and Pa would have liked that

    All good things one would have wanted came only when it was all over. It sometimes happened that way


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