My daughter and her husband are buying their first home this week.
She made sure to tell me that it has a rope swing with a tire in the back yard.
It was an important selling point.
It triggered a sweet memory.
We were planning a move to Pennsylvania in the 1990’s.
I found a place that was convenient to work for my husband, halfway between the 2 offices that he would frequent.
We saw it in person on a very warm summer day. The property was almost 200 years old, and much too large for our needs.
It was only up for lease for 1 year, and since our stay here was not deemed permanent, it worked for us.
My kids only needed to see the backyard to be convinced.
It was a lovely shaded lot, along a river, and it had both a treehouse and tire swing in two ancient oak trees.
I’m not sure they even came inside with us at first, we had to call them to check out the interior.
According to them, the inside didn’t matter.
I’m sure it does now, but she still managed to find a home with a tire swing.
Some things never change.