Antique Fair with the Fam Makes for a Wild Day! I may have mentioned on Facebook how much I enjoy the Washington County Antique Fair and Flea Market. I’ve already marked my calendar for the next installment, August 4-5. It was even better this year because sissy Sarah made it out for a visit from… Continue reading Hodge Podge Post: I stalk old school houses, worksite update, and Happy Mother’s Day!
New York State Archives Meet Your New Bestie: Me When I saw the Easton Library was hosting a representative from the State Archives to talk about preserving family papers, I was there! I know, I know it sounds like a really hot date for a Thursday night. Lets just say I was the youngest one… Continue reading A Hop into History: Part 2
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve introduced our school house to a lot of new friends. As we continue to tell our story it has really hit home (pun intended) how very much the school house means to our family. Whenever I drive by it Philip says “Mommy’s school house” (and he’s only been… Continue reading “A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built of love and dreams” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
A couple of weeks ago we had a representative out from the State Office of Historic Preservation. We learned so much about how our school house was built. This has put us forward leaps and bounds as we (almost) close the door on demo and focus on how to put it all back together. We… Continue reading Warning! Budding Preservationists at Work!
Susie B. and Me Susan B. Anthony keeps coming up in conversations about our school house. Her childhood home is located less than 2 miles from the school, in Battenville, New York. The house is owned by the state and currently sits empty. Here’s an article from the Times Union written in 2016 that explains… Continue reading Susan B. Anthony, A Bit of Women’s History, and Me
Tree Talk “The only thing this tree is giving Jill is bad dreams” -Ben As I mentioned in last week’s post, the tree at the school house is the stuff of nightmares. I think of it as the demogorgon from the Netflix show Stranger Things. See the resemblance below? I really do text Gramp at… Continue reading Tree Talk
Will the Real Gramp Please Stand Up When we chose the name “Gramp’s Old School” it was to recognize that my grandfather attended the school and that my father (my son’s grandfather) is saving the school. I also liked it because I think a lot of people had a Gramp or Gram that attended the… Continue reading A Hop into History