Friday, March 30, 2007

Lions in the Driveway

So, there's this house that I end up running or walking by a couple of times a week during my morning exercise. It's a basic small house, probably 2-3 bedroom (if the basement is finished) with fairly nondescript gray (or maybe it's creme) siding, a small garage, sitting on a regular size lot, which is landscaped very simply, more or less with grass and nothing else. It's just your basic, garden variety house--not an eyesore or anything, but definitely nothing about it really attracts any attention. I was going to take a picture of it when I went running this morning, but I didn't have my camera. Then I was going to take a picture of it when I went home for lunch, but I forgot.

Well, probably about a week or two ago, these two ornate lions showed up on either side of the driveway of this home. You know what I'm talking about? Here's a picture below to give you a general idea. The picture isn't from the house (it's actually from e-bay), so don't pay any attention to the brick surroundings, the granite walkway, or the pictures. Just imagine lions (kind of like this, but not exactly) on either side of a very ordinary looking driveway, in front of a very ordinary looking, small house.

So, I'm walking by the house this morning and it gets me thinking. What's the story with this? Is this a family that just likes lions? Are these people who bought these lions at a garage sale and just had to display them? Or, did they scrimp and save for years so that they could realize their dream of having a home that is guarded by stone lions? Or, (this is my favorite one) is this just the first of a very slow transformation that will be happening with this house? Will I walk by one day in about 2-3 months to find gargoyles on the roof , and then a year later a moat around the vegetable garden? (actually, there's not vegetable garden. Not yet anyway)

I don't know. I want to know though. Maybe I'll see if I can't catch someone outside soon and ask them. Or maybe I'll just march up there and knock on the door and ask them.

But, I probably won't.



Anonymous said...

The lions mean that the house has keen paid for. You put them up after the last payment.

Charlotte said...

Really? Thanks for taking the time to share. I had no idea. (obviously)

Rebecca A. Maynard said...

This movie was pretty formulaic, boring and forgettable. You could see where it was going from the opening credits, but just the same my kids liked it. There is a 'like who you are message' which is something?
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