Friday, August 5, 2011
Someone Else's Life
Eric and I have started ripping apart the one upstairs bedroom, (ie: he does the dirty stuff and I bring him water when he is thirsty!) We are pulling up the carpet so we can fix the original wide hard wood floors and pulling down the plaster on the walls to re-do it plus put in some more electric outlets while it is down.
While ripping down the plaster, Eric has found lots of treasures! So far, he found old records cracked in pieces and stuck in the plaster, an old check from 1983, a picture of a super cute puppy, (also from 1983) some mickey mouse playing cards and a police badge of some sort. It's so strange to me how and why these objects found their way into the plaster to begin with... almost eerie... Who were the people that lived in this house before us and all of the people before them? When you purchase a home from the 1850s, you know that obviously you aren't the first, and most likely will not be the last people to live here. However, it is still a weird feeling when you come across these old possessions. Someone else's life...
Posted by Janelle Haskin at 4:38 AM