Inside the Mind of Isadora

Grandma’s Old Clapboard Farmhouse


Childhood stories of the old clapboard farmhouse come rushing to mind as I stand here.

Inside the farmhouse is filled with furnishings of those days gone by.

The tin roof, wooden floor planks, cut-out squares in the walls mimicking windows are flanked by louvered shutters.

The cast iron stove kept all six of them warm in this small four room house.

Grandma’s four poster bed of log timbers showcases a rag quilt atop a straw mattress that lays’ on rope springs.

In a corner, sits the old sewing machine for making clothes or rag quilts.

Relics with momentous stories.

2016©Isadora DeLaVega

Genre: Flash Fiction

Word Count: 100


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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

34 thoughts on “Grandma’s Old Clapboard Farmhouse

  1. somehow we fall in love with the childhood clutter

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    • I suppose unless you have a deep fond memory it can be just an item. I enjoyed seeing this type of sewing machine used in my household while growing up. Those are the memories I remember.
      Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I appreciate it.
      Isadora 😎


  2. Beautiful memories here of days gone by of a past way of life. It would be a good place to make a historical sight and keep it how it is or move it to a place where people could see and it would be educational. Then again, the speaker might just like to keep the space for herself.

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    • A great many antiques will eventually be trashed by youth that don’t have a clue about the items. These sewing machines
      were a staple in homes that could afford them. There wasn’t ready made clothing. I suppose that’s why museums
      gather items like these. It’s a part of history. I’m happy you enjoyed tis walk down memory lane even if most of it was fiction.
      Isadora 😎

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  3. Welcome back, Isadora. That was basic living filled with many stories. People had to depend on each other and neighbors were sometimes far apart . Good writing. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    • Yes, Suzanne, it was a very simple and baic time. Families were larger because neighbors lived at a distance. The photo brought me back to when I had heard stories about that life. Thank you for visiting, your very nice comment and the ‘Welcome Back’.
      Isadora 😎


  4. The setting reminds me of a room in a museum.

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  5. Well described. I could picture it and there is so much this could lead onto.

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  6. A really lovely scenario, Issy. My mom had a sewing machine very similar to this one. 🙂

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  7. This prompt brings many childhood memories. You described very well.

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  8. You’ve described a wonderful scene full of life and stories!

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  9. Wonderful descriptive piece about the old farmhouse! I felt like I was there looking at it.

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  10. Great story, Isadora. It’s like taking a tour through that house.

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  11. Querida Isadora,

    I enjoyed this tour of Grandma’s house. Very vivid and sweet. I an imagine many other memories that accompany these descriptions. A lifetime of stories. Nice one and wonderful to see you back.



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    • Querida Rochelle,
      A smile engulfs my face as I read your comment. I always appreciate seeing you here. Kind and complimentary comments are always welcomed. Thank you 😊
      It’s nice to be back in the saddle again. Let’s hope I can hang on. 😳
      Hope your book has been going as you expected. Looking forward to its release. Mazol Tov 👍
      Isadora 😎


  12. Relics with momentous stories – Many of those relics existed in my Grandmother’s house, and my mother’s. Well captured.

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  13. Sometimes i feel like any of those things have a story to tell, but when the come together it’s a choir singing harmonies

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  14. Sounds very real. Is it?

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    • Yes, Emilio. There are sprinkles of non-fiction in the flash fiction. But, then again, when we write aren’t we all drawing something from our past and bringing it into the present. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your very nice comment.
      Isadora 😎


  15. Great conjuring of the past here, Isadora.

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