Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Living History #WordlessWednesday

Today, my memories revolve around a trip my spouse, adult son and I took to see family in Brooklyn and Long Island, two years ago today.

Two years the time we could go anywhere, see anyone and not have to worry about quarantine, social distance, or giving those we love an illness that could make them sick, or worse.

I was trying to escape Christmas.  My mother in law had died the day after Thanksgiving after a long decline.  The last thing I wanted was to celebrate Christmas.  Where better to go but to a city that never sleeps.  A city where I could celebrate a non-Christmas with family who are Jewish, and do what Jewish people do on Christmas Day (yes we went to a movie, and yes, we ate out after.)

So, I am going to post this photo, taken two years ago today.

Can anyone name what this is a picture of?  The answer is below.


Joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for her #WordlessWednesday. 

Here's the answer.  The house on the left is the Henderick I. Lott house, part of which was built in 1720, and most of which was built in 1800.  This is located in a residential section of Brooklyn, in New York City.  It's not usually open to the public and their public programs are cancelled due to COVID.

But this house teaches us resilience.  We will come back from this. 

History teaches us to be patient.  Look forward to the future.

And a Merry Christmas to all who celebrate.


  1. Eleven years ago I lost my Dad on December 16 and his memorial service was on the 22nd. And yes, we celebrated Christmas, but it just wasn't the same. I don't believe I took many family photos that year. Have a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

  2. The holidays are a tough time for many and with Covid it's even tougher. We will survive this and be able to do the things we love to do. Big healing hug for your loss.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  3. Resilience. That’s the word of the year.

  4. Isn't it amazing how the days before March 2020 all seem like the 'good old days'? I see movies now with crowds of people all jammed together and my first reaction is: WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! ARE YOU INSANE? WHERE ARE YOUR MASKS!!! And then I realise the movie was made Oops.
    I love these historic glimpses you give us, Alana! Watched the videos. I know a little more than I did before and it was fascinating!

  5. That is a lovely looking place with the decorations. I hadn't heard of Hendrick Lott house before, but it was interesting to read about.

  6. I love old houses but most on the West Coast aren't as old as on the East Coast. My grandparents and dad came from Brooklyn. Very cool.

  7. When you ate out, did you have Chinese food? That would have been epic ;)

  8. This been one odd year.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  9. Interesting house- I was born in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn Naval Hospital during the early 1940's...but did not stay long enough to have that distinct accent! Condolences to your family. Wising you and everyone a mush Happier New Year. Thanks for your nice comments!


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