1909 envelope from Detroit

1909 letter from Ethel

This letter was sent to my great grandparents just after their 1909 wedding. I have already posted the response letter from Mary to Ethel dated January 22, 1909 here. I wonder how those early days went at Hillcrest Cottage. Sadly, Mary’s father, Faxon Kimmerly, died on January 30, just a couple weeks after this letter…

porcelain antique doorknob

Porcelain doorknob

My kids decided I should have this doorknob, which was tucked away inside “The Shed” as our family always referred to this 1915 tobacco barn. In the late 1980s, my grandpa and dad built in a bit of a workshop, which divided the barn into two parts. The door that was added had this porcelain…