Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fun Monday: The story of your house & road

Today for Fun Monday I thought it would be neat to hear about the story behind your home and the road you live on. It doesn't have to be historical, maybe just something that stands out to you. It would be nice to have pictures to go with your little story. I also would like to know who has the oldest house. Whoever has the oldest house will get a little Christmas treat from little ole me.
List of participants below my FM post! This is a sticky post and will stay up till Tuesday. So, if you don't mind go below for other post till then. Thank you and a wonderful day!
This has been a big wow for me this week. I hope y'all had fun with it. I know this sounded sorta like another Fun Monday we did, but I wanted to bring out a little more and see who had the oldest home. I don't know who is next FM host will be, so, If you'll let me know it would be nice. Ooops! I forgot that part.

Okay, to the story behind my road and my house. My road was the 1st road (paved)ever made in Pontotoc, MS. It was made in 1941 and it is a concrete road. If you don't know it's concrete, you'll think it's a driveway. The funny thing is that it was never used much for anything until about 11 years ago when they decided to make a neighborhood. I have asked around and nobody knows why they built a road and not used it. My house was built in 1941 also. My house sat where our Burger King is now. It had sit there for about 20 years without anyone living in it. We moved it 10 years ago and strip it down to the frame. The wood is so seasoned that a lot of our nails would bend or break when we would try to put then in. We did most of our work our selves along with friends, family and others that wanted to help Habitat for Humanity.
I have always thought it was neat that my house and the road I live on was both built in 1941.
(We have had so much traffic and heavy vehicles that our road is getting big holes. I'm afraid they are going to pave it. That's one reason I wanted to do this, so I could always remember the original one.)

So, go on over and check out other's Fun Monday!
June Bug
Jo Beaufoix
Sauntering Soul
mama speak
Lisa's Choas
Chris B
Karmyn R
lil mouse
The Rotten Correspondent
Hootin' Anni
Ellen B
aoj&the lurchers (new)I have corrected link,sorry
Late adds:
ped crossing
(If I forgot to put your name name, please forgive me and give me a little reminder. Thanks!)
We will not have a Fun Monday this coming Monday, but the next Monday,31st, Peter will be our wonderful host.
Merry Christmas to all!


Anonymous said...

We just had a freeway built here with concrete; it is suppose to last longer. It looks like they are right about that. That is neat that you house and the street were built the same year, and that you have done all that remodelling. My sisters own a house that was built about that time, and they have been stripping it down one section at a time. My fun Monday will be up tomorrow.

Holly said...

I love the picture of your house with the lights. It looks so festive :-). Our lights still aren't up on the outside, between the winds and the rain. Maybe today is the day.

Our street, which is less than 1/2 mile long, jsut got connect 7 years ago, and the two ends were spelled differently. One had 3 "e"s, one 2. When it got connected, they kept the 3 "e" spelling, but no one told the post office, so when you put something in the computer to spell, it always changes the spelling. I had to look at the sign finally to know that I was spelling it correctly. And an old map to find out why it happened.

ellen b. said...

Hello I'd like to participate in fun Monday this week. Here is my direct link to my post on the story of my house and road. Thanks for adding my link and thanks for hosting...
ellen b

Peter said...

Hi Kitten, I discussed the hosting situation with Kaytabug last week it seems that by popular choice Fun Monday will be suspended for the Christmas Eve Monday and I offered to host the New Years Eve Monday, as I understand it this is still what will happen.

ellen b. said...

Your house and road have some great history. You have done a great job on remodeling. Blessings...

Anonymous said...

Love the Christmas lights! Great post!

Pamela said...

I agree.. your house appears to have been tenderly restored!! Great job.

Karina said...

Oh, I totally forgot to sign up. Can you sign me up please? Thanks.

I'll be posting at:

Bren said...

How cool that both your house and road went in at the same time!

Please add me to the list!

Kila said...

Hi, you can add me to the list! I just did mine. Kila at

Thanks for hosting!

I love your porch!

Kaytabug said...

Yes, Peter you are correct, this is still what will happen. It is my fault I didn't e-mail Kitten sooner than a few minutes ago. I am sorry. I will be letting everyone know in my FM post as well.

Anonymous said...

I love those old houses. But I also know that bringing them up to todays code would be a lot of work too. Glad that you have the energy and talent to do it.

Gattina said...

Everything looks so different to where I live, the house and the street but that's because we have another way of house building. All houses are made out of bricks. No wood at all. Your Christmas decoration looks beautiful !

Willowtree said...

You did a nice job on the house.

Pamela said...

I couldn't find your Email address to answer your question.

Our house is 34 years old

Kaytabug said...

I love your story and your home does not look it's age! I like how your pictures turned out! Your home looks lovely!

my4kids said...

You can add me to the list. I know I'm a little late but I'll get it up.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

*waves hello* and asks if it's OK for anyone to join in please?

Hootin' Anni said...

Lovely home Kitten. And all of just interesting history~~~

mine's posted.

Jo Beaufoix said...

I love your house Kitten. It looks so pretty. And the history is fab. Thanks for hosting. Happy Christmas.

Robin said...

Hey Katie,

Thanks for hosting this week :). It's great idea that you got a photo of your concrete road before it was re-paved. Your house is such a cheery color and y'all were brave to take on such a HUGE project. The result was well worth it :)!

Mine's posted--I behaved myself and only included two pics and a short story (but I'll have three different posts up by the end of today).


lisa's chaos said...

You're right I would have thought that was a driveway. It is neat the road and the house were built the same year.

Karina said...

Thanks for hosting this week, and thanks for adding me to the list!

Wow, that's pretty neat that the road is paved the way it is, and that it has been left that way all these years. I'm always fascinated by "moving a house" stories. I think that is so cool!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

I'm so impressed that you did all that work yourselves. Your house looks so nice with all your lights up. Thanks so much for hosting. This was fun!

Sauntering Soul said...

Thanks for hosting kitten!

I love your house and its history. The road does look like a driveway! I googled your town and can't tell exactly how far you are from my relatives. I have family in Canton, MS and Morton, MS (both kind of near Jackson). I've spent time at Roosevelt State Park for family reunions the past couple of years.

Junebug said...

I finally have my post up. It includes video and that is what took so long, sorry. I like your cute house and the Christmas lights.

ChrisB said...

Thank you for hosting this week it's been good fun.

Your house looks lovely and how interesting it was built at the same time as the street. I know a bit about trying to bring an old house back to life. It's hard work and a fistful of money!!

Christine said...

Hey Katie,

Thanks for hosting this week :). Your house looks so lovely decorated. It definetly has that Warm HOME for Christmas feel to it.

Everyone's invited to stop by and visit my home.
Christine@ AreWeThereYetMom

Michelle said...

I loved the story of your road. The house looks beautiful with the lights on it!

Debs said...

Great pics. Love the lights!

Robocop will post his when he gets home from work. :D

Thanks so much for Hosting!!

Karmyn R said...

I just had to let you know you have 2 links that aren't good.

The very last one for aoj$ lurkers links to my4kids

Also - the link for Bren I couldn't get to come up correctly either.

Thanks for hosting this week! What a fun concept. Looks like only a few houses were older than 100!

Dreaming What Ifs...

Jenni said...

You have a lovely home. I love bungalows and yellow is such a cheery color for them. Thanks for hosting Fun Monday!

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Kitten, thanks for your message on my blog! My first Fun Monday post is up!

Kerith Collins said...

It is cool that you wanted to help Habitat for Humanity...your house does look nice.

Maria said...

Hi! Love the way your house looks and enjoyed the story about your street. You have a fun blog!

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