It’s that time of year again. Thanksgiving meal hangover and my phone starts to buzz with emails from the media about the Home Alone home. It’s been nearly seven years since I sold the Home Alone home for the original owners, the ones who lived through the filming and got to know John Hughes and the cast. And all that happened nearly three decades ago, as the movie was released in 1990! Yet, the calls keep trickling in.
Not imagining there was any more I could possibly tell, I returned one of these calls as a courtesy. It was from Rich with “Guys Telling Stories.” He was interested in interviewing me for a podcast on what it was like to sell the Home Alone Home. I couldn’t help but ask why? Who could possibly be interested in this old story?
Maybe it’s the time of year or maybe it’s the magic of the stately Red-Brick Georgian, but as we spoke it became crystal clear. It’s all about home. The place we make memories. The place we want to know everything about; every story. The place that protects us- keeping evil at bay. The place we bury hidden treasures, and breathes in new life with every newborn. So my story is another facet of the house of everyone’s dreams.
So, if you are so inclined, here is another chapter in the Home Alone Home story. Find a comfortable recliner, a warm blanket and sip on hot cocoa, as you learn a little about me and my telling of selling the Home Alone Home.
Happy holidays, Marissa
P.S. Every home has a story. How is yours special?