Sunday Trees – 43


Givens Family Home
Lafayette, LA

Givens Family Home
Lafayette, LA


This is the childhood home of my dad.  I do not know the year it was built. 

The house remained within the family of 10 children via my dad’s older sister.  She and her husband bought it.  She lived in it until she could no longer live on her own; at which point it was sold. :-(  There are many memories attached to this house.

Every few years, after visiting “home”, I stop to witness the changes in the house, garden and the trees.  The trees have grown considerably since I was young.  I could not photograph a clear photo of the house, without opening the front gate.

The house is registered with National Historic Society.


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Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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14 Responses to Sunday Trees – 43

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  2. How beautiful x how old is that tree do you think? It looks so old and gnarled ~ if only it could tell its story!

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  5. dani says:

    beautiful! a shame the house couldn’t remain in the family.

  6. granbee says:

    We had a live oak much like this at the old Southern colonial farmhouse I grew up in. How wonderful that this Givens old family home is preserved on the Historic Register!

  7. shoreacres says:

    What a beautiful home. I’m curious – does it seem smaller to you now than when you were a child? When I went back to Iowa last year, the house I lived in while in junior high and high school seemed very much the same. But that first house, from my grade school years, seemed to have shrunk!

    • becca givens says:

      Well, I couldn’t get any closer than the photos, but from the looks on the side of the house, it is as I remember it … it had quite large rooms downstairs, and fairly large ones upstairs as well. I wish I had asked my dad what he thought of it before he passed. :-(

  8. Mama Zen says:

    What a gorgeous place!

  9. Renee Espriu says:

    What a wonderful memory to have of such a grand home. The tree in this photo seems to want to pull up roots and go for a stroll. Awesome.

  10. Green Speck says:

    The House really looks great … it’s sad it has been sold, but then there is always a new home welcoming :-)

  11. I love this house. I want to sit on the porch on a hot day and sip a mint julep.
    It must have been a grand house to have grown up in. Lovely ….

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