Sunday, July 1, 2012

Retroblogging 1980: July 1, 1980

July 1 - Map from Home To School

(co-illustrated by Mom and me)

Photos of the Utah house c. August 2010
NOT how it appeared when this map was drawn, and surely that ginormous weeping willow wasn't quite as loomingly large

However, aside from the color, that was the fence in the side yard.

Not shown on this map, was one of our home away from home -- the local LDS chapel. After more than 30 years, you know what? I walk in ... and it still smells the same. I don't know what it is -- the brick, the HVAC system, the cleaning supplies, or what -- but that chapel smells exactly the same way it did in 1980, and no other chapel I've visited around the country, even the one in NC that my grandmother worshiped at for over 50 years, smells exactly the same.

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