We were driving back from visiting my Dad at his retirement community in Arlington today when I saw a For Sale sign in front of this house, on the corner of Olympic & Highland Drive in Arlington, just down the street from where I grew up. Built in 1930, my Grandparents were the first owners of this house. My 91 year old Dad grew up here and I spent countless hours in the house from the late 50’s through the very early 70’s, until they passed away.
I had not been inside for over 40 years, but I had to go in. I got to tell Cary where my Grandpa used to keep his candy bars to help with his diabetes; the location of the comic books they bought for my brother David Peterson and me; the cupboard where the Carnation Malted Milk was kept; the corner in his bedroom where I would listen to records on his record player; the location of the chair where he sat when I would go watch Mickey Mantle and the Yankees with him on Saturday afternoons; and the porch where I last saw my Grandma alive, as Eric Swensen and I ran through her yard on the way to visit Barb Coxon. A flood of great memories! It made my day…my month…my year.