Social justice

Earliest Memory

Fresh paint, new carpet, the sun shining through giant new windows.

My maternal grandfather took my mother and I to visit our new home. The house was just being finished and everything was new. My mother was able to pick the colors of the house. It was white and pea green with light green stucco outside and a green rock roof. The house was nestled in the hot California dessert. My mothers favorite colors are green and pink. The inside walls were all white and the carpet was a light pea green.

I remember being in the house, it wasn’t real hot so It must have not been summer. The sun was shining in through the large windows. I love bright sunny homes & big windows.

I walked into what I was told would be my room, white walls and light green carpet. I walked over to the window and I remember the shiny white windowsill with its fresh paint. I grabbed onto it and tried to pull myself up to see out of the window. I was about two years old. I think we visited the building site once before the house had walls. This time the house had walls, fresh paint and new carpet. I would spend eight or nine years or most of my childhood in this home.

I loved in this green home with my mother, my older brother and my grandfather ( moms dad) was often there with us. Later my brother would move out, my grandfather would pass away. My mother would marry and have another daughter.

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