Stars on Houses
Someone once told me that stars on houses mean something. That the person has a child or partner in the Navy? Or someone from the house was lost at sea? Or maybe that’s a candle in the window? What does a candle in the window mean? Wait, no, we’re talking about stars on houses.
I usually see them near the beach, and maybe that is why I associate them with the ocean. Whenever we see them, I ask Josh what a star on the house means, and he tells me that he doesn’t know. And then I forget to ask anyone else when we exit the car. A few weeks ago, when we were driving past a house with a star on it, I thought to write myself a note. And then I just found the note, so now I’m asking you.
What does it mean when someone has a metal star on their house?
Please don’t tell me that it means nothing; that it’s just decoration as Josh keeps telling me. If it were just decoration, I would see them in my neighbourhood. But I don’t. I only see them when we’re near the beach, and it’s every beach: Rehoboth, Lewes, Ocean City, Chincoteague, Chatham, Gloucester, Cape May. It’s the one consistent thing beyond the sand and the water; that there will be houses adorned with stars, usually red but sometimes blue. Or, maybe it’s every beach in the Mid-Atlantic and New England since I don’t think I’ve ever seen a house with a star in Florida or California.
So, first and foremost, what does a star on a house mean? And have you ever seen them outside the east coast? In a non-beach area?
And once you’ve answered that, what does an electric candle in the window mean?