Spring 08

Everyone has memories of a special “space”.

A few years back, as my brother and I were carrying out the last few pieces out of my mother’s home after her move into a nursing facility, a car pulled up in front of the house. Two women, we guessed to be mother and daughter, stepped out of the car and approached us, introducing themselves as former residents of my parent’s home over 40 years ago. Now living in Michigan, they talked about how they had often driven by and recollected their special times in this house. Noticing that the house had been up for sale and was now sold, they knew that it might be an opportunity to take an unintrusive quick peek inside their past. Naturally, we were also intrigued by their interest and obliged.

We sat and talked in the nearly empty house, hearing their stories of special times in this space they also called home many years ago, still very fresh in their memories. I couldn’t help but think of my own memories in this house and the spaces of my past, special times spent at my grandmothers’ houses, and times captured in photo opportunities of family in front of the home. Holidays, weddings, engagements, birthdays, dances – the many photographs of those special times stuffed in shoeboxes that we now found ourselves carrying out for the last time.

Life + Spaces magazine is more than just a home and garden magazine – we will take you into the lives of local people sharing their stories of success, inspiration and creativity with the spaces in which they live, work, play and entertain. In addition, Life + Spaces will bring you the freshest and most innovative ideas for living well throughout Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. It’s about everything that makes our spaces unique – whether it’s our home, our cities, or our region.

Life + Spaces will also offer its readers an opportunity to relive their own special spaces, whether that is a memorable space in their past, or a house that they often pass by and often peaked their curiosity. Our interactive website will allow us to interact regularly, hear about what’s on your mind, and learn what’s important to you.

My memorable spaces are those of my grandmothers’ homes – what’s yours?

Denise Crowell
Denise Crowel
Editor & Publisher


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