Tuesday, July 18, 2017
You are Going to Love this Story!
This is an amazing story! The doorbell rang today, and this couple was standing at the front door. His name is Grover, and her name is Nina. She explained that they were both from Oberlin, Ohio, and that when she was five years old, she lived in our house! They have come east so that she could visit places where she had lived as a child. We invited them in, and showed them the downstairs and our new back room. She told stories of how there was a wood grate in the front hall floor, because the house was heated by a coal furnace! She remembered the coal truck coming to the house and having a coal chute put through the cellar window! She also remembered that the "ice box" was on the back porch, and the ice man would come up the driveway with a big block of ice held on his back with tongs, and the block of ice would be put into the ice box. I almost remember this when I was a child in New Haven. They are a wonderful couple and it was such a nice visit, and we has such a rich conversation. I am thrilled that they came to visit, and that we were at home at that moment!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 8:34 PM