October 7, 2009
Week 6 (2) Intros Classification Essay Revision-2 Second Intro to same essay
My two girlfriends and I, always looked forward to an upcoming school vacation so we could have a sleepover at one another’s house. Interesting enough to say, not one of us was at all like the others and neither were the houses we each lived in. Kathy lived in the post war development called “Cedarwood” in Waltham in a modest, single story “rambling ranch” style house on eleven acres abutting Brandeis University. Mary, on the other hand, lived in a newly constructed, multi-level, ultramodern contemporary house in Weston, where you could only access the various floors by way of the glass elevator running along an outside wall on the back of the house. My own house was nothing like my friends. It was one of the oldest dwellings in Newton. As typical of early Victorians, it had two floors with stairwells between them, a full basement complete with a coal furnace, an attic with no electricity, and three acres of stone walls and gardens. Perhaps it was our differences that was the common bond among the three of us.