Saturday, August 22, 2015

For a favorite family

My grandma and grandpa in their kitchen

With the exception of Grandma being far more plump than I ever remember her looking, this is pretty close to what the kitchen looked like, down to the "indoor window" so common on enlarged farmhouses (this one looked out to the summer kitchen) wainscoting, and pressed tin walls and ceiling. That's a yellow Formica table in the middle there.

Undepicted is the incredible warmth, both literal - the house didn't have air conditioning, so the summers were hot, and they heated the house with a corncob burning stove, so the winters were hotter - and figurative.