Monthly Archives: June 2012

Making a Small Town of a Big City

I used to live in a town so small that Daddy was once reprimanded by one of the elders at church for mowing the yard on Sunday (not kidding). Later, we moved to an even smaller town — this one … Continue reading

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Great Resource for Antique Hardware

While researching for my hardware book, I just came across a fabulous 1918 book on Google books with some great period instructions and info on using antique hardware:  Building-Construction and Superintendence: Part II, Carpenters’ Work, by F. E. Kidder.  Fabulous … Continue reading

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My Thrift Store Soapbox, or Why My Stuff Just Went to a Thrift Store 70 Miles Away

When my brother and sister and I were little, our family was quite poor.  When Julian was born, and people at church asked where I got this cute little brother, I, two-year-old Charity, proudly gave my standard reply: “Atta yard … Continue reading

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