Thursday, September 13, 2018

Historic Restoration

An eighteenth century room reflects a period when labor was precious, all artifacts produced by hand, and lines of supply were months long. When I married, my grandmother proudly handed me the bill for the first wagon-load of groceries that were delivered to her honeymoon cottage a few miles to the north. It was for a hundred pounds of potatoes and a big sack of flour. As late as the mid-Fifties in a small town to the west, the butcher boy arrived weekly to set a carton of food on her kitchen table.

Lately I've been asking that groceries be delivered to the back porch of this vintage building. The orders complete the restoration of this old house -30-

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