Thursday, June 11, 2009

Haunted?

Nope. On a drive last Sunday, we decided to head to a small town to see about the scheduled rodeo parade. We got there in time, however it was too rainy and cold that we didn't want to have Fritz outside for a long time, so we decided to head to a different small town a half hour away. We knew of a house there that was turned into a museum, and we wanted to take a tour. Luckily they were open on a Sunday too!
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The house was built in the late 1890s with beautiful woodwork through out the entire house. I was not allowed to take pictures on the inside, but it was quite strange to be walking in a house built so long ago. Twelve rooms and three floors and only one bathroom, but the weirdest thing to me was the kitchen in the basement!
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Although the house is very old, it didn't feel spooky in any way. It's incredible to me to think what secrets that house could share. It is known by the historical society who inhabited it for most of the earlier part of the last century, but all we really know are names and dates. What about their actual lives? Happiness of life, or heartbreak of those hard times we will probably never know. Sometimes I think it would give people a greater understanding of where our ancestors have come from if we could only go back to be truly in that moment of time. We have history of course, but how much do we actually know for sure?







5 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh I like it! I love the stone work. Though...one bathroom that's a deal breaker!

Sassy Scribbles said...

this is a cool post...one bathroom?hehe amazing how they can do it back then!

ps.ps.hope you get a chance to visit my blog, I have a surprise for you! ^-^

..... Carmen said...

So beautiful! We have a place here in Calgary called Heritage Park where you can walk through old restored homes, schools etc. It's wondeful!

Maria Rose said...

Which one did you go to?

Robin said...

M.R. It was the Castle House in White Sulphur Springs.

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