Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The House You Grew Up In

I stumbled upon this item a few days ago and haven't stopped thinking about it. The La-La Theory, a little "zine factory" in Philadelphia, recently published The House You Grew Up In, an anthology of short essays by 17 different authors.

Katie, the mind behind The La-La Theory, thinks about the house she grew up in often, so she sent out a call for submissions to read what some good writers had to say on the topic of a childhood home. In response, she got "these wonderful, pithy pieces from writers in the US, the UK, and Australia. Sad, quirky, funny, varied, honest--that's what these stories are."

My parents moved from the house I grew up in (top photo) a few years ago. I drive by that house with my children every now and then, wishing they could go in and smell how it used to smell, hear the creaks in the stairs, and know the trick to turning the key in the front door lock. That house belongs to a new family now, and so the cycle continues...

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