2 10 2015


A cloudy and brisk morning, the chestnuts are falling from the huge CHestnut tree on my son’s property, more trees are turning bright yellows and orange. Fall is upon us.  My favorite season.


For years and years in my bureau were these glass plates.  They were passed down from generation to generation..  They were wrapped carefully in tissue paper and all I do know about them is they are pictures of my family.  My family was keepers of our history, Some members handed down things and others wrote books about the history. All things were passed down from wooden bowls to kitchen ware to quits and material.  Sometimes it feels like a burden because I  am the keeper of things but most times I am comforted in having it all around me.  It feels like  I am surrounded by well-worn loved things that were important to family members.  I use the quilts and kitchen ware, things should be used. All these things will be passed down to my Children and Grandchildren.  I am hoping to bring my memories alive so they will cherish them.

  Cindy took the plates and I forgot about them till I got an e-mail yesterday with the pictures on them.  I wish my Dad was here to ask who was in these pictures.   We are guessing that they were taken around 1880 when my Grandfather was a boy in Chesterfield, Massachusetts.    I think the below picture is of him with his Mother, my Great-Grandmother.  I wish they had kept diaries so I could have known them better.  I am going to be better at keeping a diary and writing what I know about my family for future generations.



Wow its a wonderful no water in the barn, I went up during the worst of the rain and the water was passing by the door on its way down the side of the barn.  We had more than 5 inches of water in a very short period of time.  There was minor flooding and in some parts of New England like Portland, Maine there was major flooding.  Now I can address the things that have happened because of all that water like some rotten boards.

A hurricane is heading up the Eastern Coast, there is a chance that it will go out to sea, I sure hope it does.

The sheep were very glad not to have water flowing inside.

You can't make me go out in this said Maude

You can’t make me go out in this said Carol K.




Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Carole





6 responses

2 10 2015
Sharon - creativityandfamily

I do hope the hurricane misses you Carole! I’m so pleased the water by-passed the barn, hopefully problem solved. I hope you have a lovely weekend. x

3 10 2015
Eliza Waters

Great news about the barn. Water problem solved at last. 5 inches is quite the test!

4 10 2015

I am so lucky to have found a person who understood exactly what to do. It works well

3 10 2015
Eliza Waters

I also wanted to comment that the woman in the old photo appears to be dressed in turn of the century costume… early 1900s is my guess. Does that help?

On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 11:05 PM, Eliza Waters wrote:

> Great news about the barn. Water problem solved at last. 5 inches is quite > the test! > > On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 8:21 AM, Whispering Pines Farm <

9 10 2015

I wonder if it could be late 1800 would the dress still be right? IF that boy is my Grandfather he was born around 1885
The barn s being tested again today What a relief not to worry.

9 10 2015
Eliza Waters

The timing seems possible. Cool to have photos of that time period with your own relations.

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