11 College Street

April 28, 2015

In the interests of finishing a few projects before embarking on new ones, I've just created a book about the Erling family home at 11 College Street in St. Catharines, Ontario. Our family lived there for over fifty years – it has a new life now with another family. 

You are going to have to use your imagination. 

Considering the changes wrought over time, my own idea of 11 College Street is surprisingly static. I wish I had realized sooner that things were changing and that I had taken more pictures. So I’ve gathered just a few images that speak of home – but there are so many more that I can see with my mind’s eye...things arranged on the living room mantel, names and dates scribbled on the pantry door, the squares of that old TV room rug, the big mirror, hours spent playing in the attic and rummaging around in those big drawers, splintery wood floors, high door knobs, wet mittens on the radiator, the table set for a nice dinner. Objects, smells, colours, little details, the ordinary stuff of family life experienced over decades. 

This book will really not do any of it justice – it is simply a memento for you to remember that vision of the family home that dwells in your own heart. 

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» Blurb:  11 College Street

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