Yesterday we sold Mum and Dad's house at auction. It was a beautiful bright spring day and there were a lot of people interested in viewing the property. The house was finally bought by a middle aged couple on behalf of their 20-something daughter and they seemed to be very happy with their purchase.
Interestingly, the daughter had been to one of the open house days with the original owner who suggested that they have a 'scone date' should she be the successful bidder. So while I am sad that yet another tangible link with Mum and Dad is about be lost I am, as always, comforted by the circular nature of history which will allow the original owner the opportunity of re-living some happy memories while giving the new owner the opportunity to make her own history in the house.