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Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Piece of History

When Ken and I bought our first home, we knew it was over 100 years old. When we built our current home on the same property, we sold the original to my niece and her husband. Tonight, they started to remodel one of the rooms, and tearing down the wall they found old newspapers and a Young Ladies Journal used as insulation. The date on the journal is July 1, 1883.
Robyn, her son Jason, and I were able to piece some of the remnants back together.  The clothing
from this period is so pretty, with this one I wish we could have found the rest of
her face, the bonnet is beautiful.
We love the bustled dresses and aprons.  Though I could never have stood the hot confining clothing,
I find the styles so feminine and attractive.

How I would love to have this fichu, it's gorgeous!
And look at this handsome gentleman, a picture from an old newspaper.
All the old thrashers and machinery from the late 1800's, Ken and Jason enjoyed looking at.
Then there was this ad, that we all found so interesting. It's advertising Edison Lights.
Looking closely, you can even see the patent date for his light. Click on the pictures to see
more closely. What an interesting, educational evening. Even the triplets, now 10, found it very intriguing!.