The house has three bedrooms, two kitchens, two bathrooms, a workshop, a single car garage, and a rec room. My grandma and grandpa both lived there for short times while my grandmother was pregnant with my dad, and my parents lived there for a short time while my mother was pregnant with me. So needless to say, we have a lot of family memories there since 1955.
As a way to cut cost in building the home, my great grandfather built most of the cabinets and built-ins himself using plans that are still in drawers in the house. When I was a kid, I used the workbench to make wooden swords.
Right now the house belongs to my grandmother. There is a potential that the house could be sold in the near future and will become a devastating victim of the current financial crisis. Another option is to "renovate" the home so that my grandparents can live there full time but I cannot see the metal edge counter tops and pink bathroom surviving. Despite the fact that everyone in the family appreciates the home's history and sentimental value, my grandfather sees it as "an old house that has a lot of issues".
Amber and I have discussed purchasing the home along with my parents as we use it the most out of our entire family. We also committed to paying to store the furniture should they decide to move there full time, but it is just sad. In the meantime, keeping the house has been a great way to remember my great grandparents and their hard work over the years and hopefully it stays that way.