My dream half came true
I got to go inside a thatched cottage
A replica of one that is.
Imagination produced a taste of lives lived there
Cooking Utensils stacked beside the large open grate
The bed beside the same grate
Curtained off for a sick child, we were told
The back room
With its quilted covered bed
White washed walls
Oil lamp and bible on a bedside table
Sacred heart picture with red light
On a small table by the window pitcher and bowl for washing.
Where did the rest of the family sleep?
I cried for a lost home.