Week 19 Bedroom: Describe your childhood bedroom. What furniture did it contain? Were there curtains, wallpaper or paint? Was it messy or clean? Did you share a room with your siblings?
I had six different bedrooms from birth to age 18. I have written about three of them in Those Places Thursday posts. I had my own room at various times for the first nine years of my life. My younger sister, Nancy, was born and that changed the bedroom configurations a little.
The first house we moved to in Harbor Beach, Michigan was a four bedroom one and I had my own bedroom then. I slept in a twin bed in a room next to the bathroom. The walls were painted and the floors wood. I remember high windows that looked over the back yard. There were beige curtains on the windows. I had a bookcase, a dresser and the dining room table in my room. Yes, you read that right. We didn't have a formal dining room in this house. The dining room table was blond wood and the sides folded down, so it didn't take up as much space as those today do. I remember doing my homework on it.
It was clean! I am a little bit of a neatnik. (Okay full disclosure here, a lot of a neatnik.) I like to have my space clean and organized. My mom would dust and vacuum, but I kept things pretty neat. I wasn't one to throw clothes on the floor and we weren't allowed food or drinks in our bedrooms. I always made my bed and still do. Even when I shared a room with a sister or two, it was neat. Luckily, my sister is a neatnik, too. We inherited it from our mother!