The Sights and Sounds of Home

Friday, November 19, 2010 - 12:36 PM

The notion of home means something different for everyone. As part of our Thanksgiving series on the home, you've been sending in the images and sounds of the things the invoke home to you.

For some of you, home is the company you share. To Erin in Dearborn, Mich. and Nicholas in Joplin, Mo., that's a cat. To Michael in West Palm Beach, Fla., it's a human being — his girlfriend, Laura.

A typical image in a home ideal is a comforting hearth. That's the case in real life for Alexsis in Ossining, NY, who sent us a video of her crackling fireplace.

For Carl in Detroit, Mich., home is something he can take with him: his wind chimes. He just moved to a new neighborhood and he says the new house wasn't a home until the wind chimes were up on the back porch.

And for Nik in Milwaukee, home is "the smell of warm waffles & syrup, the sound of Saturday morning cartoons, the glint of sunshine streaming through the curtains."

Here are some of the images and sounds you've sent us.

What says home to you? Use our iPhone app to send audio and images of the sights and sounds of your 'home,' or just upload a photo online. You can also call 877-8-MY-TAKE if you want to give your submission via phone.

 

Carl Gladstone from Detroit, Mich.
Just moved to Corktown, Detroit. But our new house wasn't our new home until we got the wind chimes up on the back porch. Now all the residents both housed and homeless can enjoy them.

Jean-Marc Russ from New York, NY
Having recently moved from Australia, this is the sound that most identifies my New York life, moving into Winter. It's the sound of my central heating system, as the boilers fire up all over Manhattan. 


Nicholas Lawson from Joplin, Mo.
I know I'm home when my cat MJ comes and greets me.


Steve, from Troy, Mich.
Happy Thanksgiving, it was our last Thanksgiving in our home of 20 years. It was a very memorial one. We have been foreclosed on but we are thankful we are all healthy and together.


Just A Relaxing Evening...
Aaron, Hermitage, Tenn.

Just A Relaxing Evening...

I know I'm home when my cat MJ comes and greets me.
Nicholas Lawson, Joplin, Mo.

I know I'm home when my cat MJ comes and greets me.

Our cat, Perl, has moved across the state and the country with us. She never complains and she's always happy to see us. Wherever she is, we are home.
Erin Milbeck Wilcox, Dearborn, Mich.

Our cat, Perl, has moved across the state and the country with us. She never complains and she's always happy to see us. Wherever she is, we are home.

We got married in our backyard this year! This was our first house. We wanted to wear whatever we wanted and and to have our dog in the ceremony!
Alexandra Haller from Northville, Mich

We got married in our backyard this year! This was our first house. We wanted to wear whatever we wanted and and to have our dog in the ceremony!

This is my beautiful girlfriend Laura. I took this picture while having breakfast at one of our favorite breakfast spots here in West Palm Beach. I look forward to our Saturday breakfasts every week.
Michael Alonso, West Palm Beach, Fla.

This is my beautiful girlfriend Laura. I took this picture while having breakfast at one of our favorite breakfast spots here in West Palm Beach. I look forward to our Saturday breakfasts every week. This is home for me.

Home is a fire, built by my husband, to keep our toes warm at night.
Alexsis Moore, Ossining, NY

Home is a fire, built by my husband, to keep our toes warm at night.

Just moved to Corktown, Detroit. But our new house wasn't our new home until we got the wind chimes up on the back porch. Now all the residents both housed and homeless can enjoy them.
Carl Gladstone, Detroit, Mich.

Just moved to Corktown, Detroit. But our new house wasn't our new home until we got the wind chimes up on the back porch. Now all the residents both housed and homeless can enjoy them.

Even though I live north of Boston, nothing says
Elizabeth Quinn from Massachusetts

Even though I live north of Boston, nothing says "home" like my cat Jane, sitting and waiting patiently by the door every night for me to come home. I can't imagine home without her!!

Having recently moved from Australia, this is the sound that most identifies my New York life, moving into Winter. It's the sound of my central heating system, as the boilers fire up all over Manhatta
Jean-Marc Russ from New York, NY

Having recently moved from Australia, this is the sound that most identifies my New York life, moving into Winter. It's the sound of my central heating system, as the boilers fire up all over Manhattan.

Amanda from Lewistown, Penn.

Sounds of my home include the clucking & quacking of the backyard coop.

Thanksgiving dinner in the home of Steve, from Troy, Mich. It's the last Thanksgiving he and his family will have there, as is house of 20 years was just foreclosed on.
Steve, from Troy, Mich.

Thanksgiving dinner in the home of Steve, from Troy, Mich. It's the last Thanksgiving he and his family will have there, as is house of 20 years was just foreclosed on.

Whiskey and peeling potatoes. A Thanksgiving tradition
Dave (location unknown)

Whiskey and peeling potatoes. A Thanksgiving tradition.

Casualty of Thanksgiving
John McLaughlin from New York, NY

Casualty of Thanksgiving

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Comments [5]

alank from Miami

So where are the pictures of the 100 sq. ft. house?

Nov. 22 2010 10:22 AM
By text from Ramsey, NJ

The people I love.

Nov. 19 2010 05:15 PM
By text from Massachusetts

The thing that suggests home is family, and all the things that come with it. The sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the holiday activities and the people you surround yourself with.

Nov. 19 2010 05:15 PM
By text from Denver, Colo.

Smells of food cooking, children laughing and playing outside.

Nov. 19 2010 05:14 PM
By text from Winchester, Mass.

Family. In the states or europe. Home is where family is.

Nov. 19 2010 05:14 PM

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