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Saying Goodbye to Our Home With Good Bones

Whether a short, yet significant, moment in time or a lifetime of moments, which seem to go by in a flash, they're the threads of our lives.

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Good Bones

No corners were cut, from the foundation on up until the final touches were cast

Brick by brick, piece by piece by piece...it wasn't just built, it was built to last

Just a house, with walls and floors

With many windows and wooden doors

The place where we would raise our kids, instantly transformed from just a house, into our home

Love filled every room, memories began to be formed, over time people would say, this house has such good bones

So many happy celebrations there, with an occasional gathering to remember someone whom we'd loved and lost

And yes we had our challenges and some sad times were to be had, in life we know, it isn't always sunshine and roses, at times, so it seems, there's a cost

The natural circle from room to room to room, which our children made into an indoor course, we'd have to now and then yell, please take a break

In later years would be the very same course that our grandchildren would choose to take

I don't recall ever yelling, the grands weren't told to take a break, they're naturally given a pass

Ahhh, the years sailed by so quickly, the decades went by so fast

At times, four generations would be in our home

The house with a firm foundation, the home with the very good bones

Through hurricanes and pandemics, through so many highs mixed in with a few lows

Our home always stood proudly; referred to as warm, welcoming, comfortable, homey and on it goes...

The greatest compliments of all aren't about the possessions contained within, but what is felt once one has been welcomed in

With all of these emotions all stirred inside, on the final day, I didn't know where to begin -

To express what this grand ole home has meant to so many of us

The thing that made it possible and almost easy to let go and to move on without much fuss

A beautiful family that felt it when they entered in, saying it out loud - this house has such good bones

Now it is theirs, a house that will be made into their home

Theirs; to live in, to love in, to pray in and to entertain in

To make a memory in, each and every day, this house with the very good bones, is ready for new memories to begin

AB Williams


The Bones

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