Friday, April 20, 2012

If These Walls Could Talk

Officially, the City of Quincy has our house listed as being built in 1923. It's the same year that Roy and Walt Disney founded the Walt Disney Company. Ireland joined the league of nations that year and Calvin Coolidge, former Governor of Massachusetts, became President of the United States.

I've never really questioned the construction date until our recent kitchen remodel. That's when I found the November 23, 1915 issue of The Boston Post stuck in the wall above the basement stairs. Do people really save a perfectly intact 8 year old newspaper in their wall, or is our house older than I thought? More research in definitely needed.

For now, we'll just have to look back on history and reflect on images of sunken German warships, $.98 women's hats, racist pancake mix, and the lost promise of rubber coats.

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