The Cellar {Finer Things Friday}

My mom remembers huddling in it with her 9 siblings during crazy Kansas storms.

I remember hesitantly descending the cement steps into the musky damp to retrieve one of hundreds (it seemed) of jars of canned pears.

And then there’s this.

Just like the generation before him, all 34 of us, running up and down the cellar and sliding down its sides is a rite of passage.  Pounding feet echoing on the heavy metal door.  Cold cement a slippery slope.

Simple farm fun, a Finer Thing generation after generation.

What Finer Things are you celebrating this week?  Link up and let us know!


  1. Too cute! And my finer thing this week is definitely sitting down with my hubby tonight and REALLY talking about a budget! We just did the Dave Ramsey basic quickie budget, but it feels so great to have the wheels in motion!
    Thanks for all your encouragement.

  2. Yes! My in-laws have a storm cellar and it’s always the hit for my kids to walk down in it with their Papa whenever we visit!

  3. So cute! Although this may be a normal occurrence on a Kansas farm, this is such a strange concept for me. I would love to see that!

  4. What a cutie! Love it. I grew up on the west coast, so we didn’t have storm cellars but I have shared with my children the fun of skipping rocks on the waves, and searching for sand dollars. It has been a few years since we have visited but I treasure the photo’s of them doing the very same things I enjoyed when I was little.

  5. Oh my gosh! I just love cellars!! 🙂 I wish I had one. My great-grandmother had one and I was always fascinated with it…now we just have a basement. 🙂 Which for some reason, seems more creepy than a cellar.

  6. No. That is NOT #4. Seriously. That is a big boy. Where did your baby go?

  7. Too cute! What a simple, priceless memory. I’m in Kansas and we’re gearing up for some pretty heavy storms over the next three days. We have a basement and not a cellar though. 🙂

  8. So cute! Someday I’d love to have a storm shelter–at least is we’re still living in tornado alley. For now, I’m so grateful for God’s hand of protection and a basement at my husband’s work! 🙂


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