Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Circa 1826

I love houses with history. This one has it. Unfortunately, I can't remember the specific names of the people who used to reside here. Several years ago, I was reading an article about some local history...and it included excerps from a diary kept by a young teenage girl who lived here. There was nothing really remarkable about her life. Her days were rather ordinary, but I was interested just the same. The article was really about quilts in local history. In the diary, the girl (whom I want to call Emily, but I can't remember) was working on a square for a friendship quilt with her school friends. She would talk about walking to a friend's house to work on it. LOL! Can you imagine what a stark contast that makes with today's young teenage girls. (Come to think of it though, we do have a group of young girls who knit together at our church)


Anyway, Emily's father was the pastor of the church pictured at the top of this post. If I ever run across that article again, I will come back and correct or add the names here.

10 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That was very interesting! thank you!

Tracy said...

That looks like a big house. I wonder what it was really like to live in those days.

Christine said...

Thanks! I look forward to more.

Christine said...

What is your son Allen's blog agian? I lost it.

Wanda said...

I love old houses with history like that too.
I remember as a little girl sitting under the quilting frame watching my mother and aunts quilt ~ girls making quilt blocks ~~ nice thought in our day and age.

Priscilla said...

Allen's blog is on my side bar. He calls it "The inside"-it used to be "surviving 7th grade"...but he thought that might be a problem in a few months.

Martha said...

May in the spring you could take us on a History Tour.

Nixter said...

I love that house - very pretty!

Gudl said...

I gave Melissa the book for her birthday that you were talking about. It is by Caroline Cowles Richards. I read this diary a few years ago and gave the book away (to whom I don't remember)... now you reminded me and I ordered it for Melissa. It is really a very nice book.

Priscilla said...

Thank you, Gudrun.