|The back yard as it looked in the late 60s. The attic fan is still there.|
We all have our fingers crossed.
In the meantime, on my last visit to Plainfield, my sister and I dug through a large pile of old boxes and discovered a treasure trove of photos...some of which I didn't even know existed. And as luck would have it, a friend of mine at work has recently started a neat little photo scanning business. She just finished digitizing about 30 images for me. So here's a quick look at the house in our first years there. I will do another post shortly with more recent pictures of the front and back yards.
|Summer 1968 - the year we moved in.|
|My mother's first big project: The pool!|
|Inside, right after we moved in. This is one of the large front bedrooms. Love that 40s wallpaper! (My mother was not a fan; it was quickly replaced.)|
|The dining room with 1940s/50s formal style.|
|The dining room after re-wallpapering and painting. It was a great place for a birthday party.|
|The foyer as it was in 1968, before the floors were stripped and refinished.|
|My mother and grandmother in the foyer on Christmas morning, a year or so later.|