Found this on FunkyLoveBunny’s tumbr this morning:

“Before the internet, when we had time to do stuff, relax & think

I miss living above shops

This photo reminds me of where we lived in until I was about 5; it was above a fruit shop along the main drag of Grafton. We would sit on the awning outside our loungeroom to watch the Jacaranda Festival parade. These were the days before dad got cancer, when we owned the local Drive-In and I spent my days running around the backyard playing with Duke the dog.

So that was 25 years ago.

Dan and I moved into our current place just over a year ago – and it’s above a shop. There aren’t any parades to watch, but living here is like reclaiming my childhood and it’s given me the chance to redeem those 25 years; the years where my childhood was lost.

Living here is actually is cheaper (and better) than my therapist.

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4 thoughts on “Reminiscing

  1. I grew up in Grafton, too. Where was that fruit shop? It’s probably long gone by now.

    Posted on 3 August 2008 at 10:45 pm
  2. hmm, it was somewhere between the saraton and the clocktower intersection…? it definitely wasn’t a fruitshop when i was there a couple of years back… how long ago did you escape? ;)

    Posted on 5 August 2008 at 7:38 am
  3. The only thing between the Saraton and the clock tower was the old Parkview hotel, but that burned down a few years ago.

    I got out in 2001.

    Posted on 24 August 2008 at 4:51 pm
  4. Hi it’s me Funky, Just found your blog. That photo has great memories for me. It was taken in Gosford. I have lived above shops twice. Once also in Coffs Harbour. I love it. If I had my way I would build a nice apartment right above a shop in the center of town.

    One great thing about it is that if you make noise it doesnt really matter because you are in a commercial area & drowned out by othe sounds. Great for me seeing as I have tourettes syndrome.

    I also spent my time around fruit shops that my parents owned.

    Posted on 29 December 2008 at 12:53 am