I recently made a trip to Texas to visit my sister on her 80th birthday (she’s a LOT older than me). She and her husband have made the wise decision that it is time to move to assisted living. They are in the process of conducting an estate sale and will be selling the family home this summer. I am so glad I had a chance once more to visit the place. It was built in 1896. Our family has owned it since 1941 when my sister was 5 years old. It has been in our family for 75 years. When I was a little girl I thought I must be a princess to live in such a beautiful castle with stained glass, gingerbread, and a balcony filled with antiques and art. I wish I’d more time there. See some photos on my homepage slide show.