During the period of this class, learning about Heritage and all the amazing places around the world with so much history, made me wonder of my own heritage. After thinking about my life and discussing with different family members, I came to the conclusion that my grandparent’s house in Mexico is my heritage place. This place contains everything from my childhood memories to my current memories. My grandparents house is the pace that I feel at home and that allows me to connect with my past and bring alive all the experiences that I had.
Ever since I can remember, I have always loved going to visit my grandparents. When I was little, I would spend my entire summer at their house, playing in their backyard while getting wet in the rain. One of my obsessions was to built canals. I would collect as much water from the rain as I could to then play inside and make figures with the mud. Then, when the sun would go down, a nice refreshing dinner would be waiting for me at the dinning table. I could never compare the feeling that my grandmas cooking provoked on me.
Due to the amount of time I spend at their house, I was giving my own room that was mostly my game room, since I only live there temporarily. After dinner, my grandpa would take me to bed and read me old bedtime stories until I fall asleep. I would also play with wood cars that my grandpa built for me and I would imagine myself as a truck driver.
One of my favorite parts of the house was the living room. Although it had no television, I was able to admire paintings from family members, pictures of my entire family, and unique decorations that my grandma would make. Everything was always in place and really clean.
Now, as a grown up, I still enjoy the rain in the backyard, yet I feel weird building canals and getting wet inside them. However, I am still able to remember those days by seeing the tools that I would use and the toys that I would play with. My grandma has manage to maintain all these valuable articles that one day where a very important part of me and the room where my indoor fun took place. Not mentioning that the entire house still looks the same, conserving all the detailing intact.
This place will always be part of my life. Future generations will be able to imagine my childhood life and will help maintain the history alive. This is why I consider this house my own heritage place.