Monthly Archives: January 2016

  • Hollyhocks and Feather Beds


    As I noted in an earlier post, both of my grandparents’ homes were heated using wood stoves.  While the homes were very livable, the use of a single wood stove did leave some rooms colder than others.  In my maternal grandmother’s home, the living room and one bedroom were warmed well by the wood stove.  The kitchen was usually warm from the cooking that occurred there, with a wood stove in my early childhood  and an electric range later.  This […]

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