Wednesday, March 28, 2018
It looks as if the cane-bottom chair could use some work, doesn't it? When I see something like that, I start spinning stories. Did mice eat the seat? Did an overweight person break it? Could the sun have rotted the caning?
What do you think? And did you enjoy your visit to Kemmerer? I hope so!
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Do you know what this is? That's right. It's a butter churn, but not everyone knew that. The guide told me that one of the volunteers thought it was used to wash clothing. I'm still trying to imagine putting clothes inside the churn. I suppose you could, but ...
The butter churn picture also gives you a close-up of the packing crates that were used to panel the enclosed back porch. Isn't the handwriting beautiful? That's become almost a lost art.
I continue to be amazed at the variety of goods you could purchase in a Penney's store and, later, through the catalog. As many of you said when I featured the Mother Store in blog posts last year, the Penney's name triggers happy memories.
I highly recommend a visit to the Mother Store and the homestead if you're anywhere near Kemmerer. It's a trip back in history.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Are you surprised at how modest a home this was for a man like Mr. Penney?