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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kit bashing and kid's memories

If you read some of my beginning posts, you'll note that this house was played with in unfinished form by all 3 of my kids- who are now 20, 24 and 28. I bought it for the oldest boy when he was 2 , but of course finishing it was always in the back of my head!

My daughter came back from college at Christmas, looked at the house, and said, "Is that the one that Bani Ray made? "

My dad died last year- he was a woodworker- there is a post here somewhere about the new workable I have which has his old vice built in. But he never made a dollhouse just for her. The two that he made for me are long gone, and the one that she remembers as being made for her was actually one I asked for that he had started , but not finished , for my stepsister. We fixed it to the wall of my daughter's room, and I've heard her tell friends about how great the house was, because I purchased just the inserts of an old Barbie dollhouse and she would rearrange the rooms constantly.

So interesting that she would remember Gammage House as the one he made . And interesting that I really, really wanted to be able to tell her that he had made it.


  1. Thank you so much for telling me how to remove the word verification from my blog comments. While I have a look at your blog I'm taking the opportunity to see whether it has worked on yours too. I love the way your daughter remembers the house as being built by your dad, and you are so fortunate to have your father's workbench.

  2. Guess what - no word verification, so it worked!!


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