Saturday, June 13, 2009

An adventure in history

Today my hubs and dad ripped out our old staircase and built new less steep stairs. My daughter had a dickens of a time getting up the old ones, so it was definitely needed.

While ripping down some old horse hair plaster they found a bunch of receipts dated 1929!!! They were given to a Charlie Martin from the G.L Barney General Merchandise store... I find that sort of thing fascinating.

We headed over to the town library and checked out the Grafton History book, and sure enough we found information about the receipts.

There was indeed a Charlie Martin that owned this house... and the corner store on our road was once named Barney's Store.

It was so neat to find all that in a book, and to find receipts stuffed in our old walls.... call me a dork, but it made my day lol


A New England Life said...

How cool is that! I would have been excited about it too! You just never know what you're going to find once you start ripping walls apart.

Anabelle said...

i know! actually today I went to the town cemetary and found where he was buried.. totally cool :)

Kar said...

Sounds like everyone is having fun at the new house. I don't think I would be happy about the ticks either. That would be the only downer. :)

*~*Lis*~* said...

I love stuff like this too! Our house was built in 1756 - unfortunatley it was also redone in the early 70's so as of yet we haven't found anything cool. But we're ripping apart the upstairs soon and I'm hoping for some neat finds in the walls!