Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Relics...................

We have lived here for 27 years and the lady who we bought it from lived here 55 years.  Our house was built in 1900.  When we moved here we dug some new gardens and unearthed relics from years gone by.  We keep them in a brandy snifter and occasionally we look at them and wonder about the people before us.   The little metal clown was found inside a wall and I think it was a game piece.  Did a baby stick it in a crack in the wall or did someone stash it there in hopes of winning the game?  Who wore the tortoiseshell comb in her hair and what did she look like?  Leonard removed many casket boxes from the walls of the garage when he was insulating it.  Stuck down in the wall behind the casket boxes were loads of liquor and beer cans.  Who was this man and what's his story?  These are interesting but they cause more questions.  What will people find when we're gone?  Probably buried dog treats and bones that were hidden by our dogs.

3 comments:

Jane the Booklady said...

I love your finds Diane. We dig up pretty pieces of old pottery sometimes and that makes me think, like you do, of the people who lived here. Thank you for visiting 'Kiss the Book' I was so excited to see you there! Jane xx

Laurie said...

I love finding relics too Diane, when the walls were being redone in our century plus old farm house, we found newspaper articles from when Edison invented the light bulb, and pages from a century plus old fashion magazine.

Kit said...

What great finds! We left a time capsule in the wall we built and wonder what the future people will think. Kit