The Lee home, circa 2002
You know the old saying that time moves more slowly when you are a kid. Well, when I was growing up and making regular visits to Worcester, I got the distinct vibe that my relatives had lived there FOREVER. The house itself certainly seemed old enough to be a domicile that could house a certain group of people for an indeterminate length of time. I can still smell the mildewed wood of the small "mud room" that one had to pass through in order to enter the house proper. But, no, the Lee family was "only" there from 1945 until the end of the 1980s, when my grandfather, great-aunt, and aunt moved in with my uncle and aunt's family in New Hampshire. The Barat estate in Wilmington has now been in the family longer.