As a young woman in the 1980s, Lucille moved from South Carolina to their current home in Mill Creek. Carolyn was six years-old at the time.
“Everything happens here,” Carolyn shares. Every birthday, holiday, or event is celebrated in this home. At Thanksgiving, up to 20 people can be found enjoying a home-cooked meal which always includes Lucille’s famous banana pudding.
Lucille’s six great-great grandchildren live in and around Philadelphia and are frequent visitors, drawn back to the inviting environment that Carolyn and Lucille have fostered.
The Kelly family actively worked together over the years to keep the home as safe as possible. However, with the age of the home, structural repairs became more difficult to fix on their own. And for such a welcoming space, the home literally lacked warmth. For the past 15 year the family relied on space heaters in the winter months.