While working on my grandmother’s house, my uncle snapped a picture of this and shared it on Facebook.
Some families have a similar system of watching their children grow by notching a door frame or marking a giant ruler… or doing what my grandmother did and just marking it straight on the wall. My grandmother did it for all of her grandchildren… the biological ones and the ones who were absorbed by our family.
When looking at the wall, I also noticed that my mom’s name is on there at least once, my aunt is on there, great grandchildren were added and people I don’t even know are on the wall. This wall charted the growth of nearly 20 people since the year that I was born (at least that’s the oldest date I can make out on the wall).
I was the youngest of all the grandchildren and most of the marks below the light switch are mine. I remember standing against that wall in her kitchen and having a line drawn for my height while grandma or my dad rested their hand on my head. Once the line was drawn, my name and the date would be put next to it and I would compare how tall I was that day to how tall my cousins were at one point.
To me, this is absolutely amazing!