There is a framed collage of family photos on the wall. These were originally separate photos that sat on the entrance unit. But it got to the point where the whole surface was covered with no room for more. Some were even hidden behind others even though I tried to place the larger ones to the back. So we made the collage and had it framed. Now I can look out my study door and see these family memories on the wall. It includes 17 years of memories with both our children and four grandchildren and reflects the changes that have occurred over these years – moves around the country, children growing up, and the changes that have occurred for them in that time.
But what to do with the empty surface? This now serves as a place for many of my knitted dolls. I have not knitted any dolls for a few years, but these show what I have done in the past. And there is a knitted floral arrangement from last year’s “Benalla Rugged Up” event.
On an opposite wall, another smaller collage of a family holiday in Noosa (well, it was a holiday for those of us who do not live there). The is also an Irish music poster from a trip to Ireland. I cannot remember whether this was a visit 10 years ago with my husband, or a business trip three years earlier.
Yes, our entrance hall is full of memories!
*This story was submitted in response to an 'Ideas Piggy Bank' writing prompt.