My cousin, after seeing my last couple of blog postings on Phillipston, sent me some interesting information. Thanks Jim.
It seems that the house that my grandparents lived in for all of their married life was there at the beginning of the town. In fact, it was the first house!!!
Here, I will let you read it for yourselves and then I will comment on it:
Don't forget, you can click on it get an enlarged view.
Now, isn’t that interesting? My grandparents’ house was there long before the town and my grandpa bought it in 1918. Of course, it had been remodeled, and in the late 1940’s it even got an inside bathroom. I can remember that important event!!
I am not going to take the time this morning to search for a picture of the house from the same angle, but I have one handy that shows the house from the opposite corner. The picture in the above article shows the porch on the river side and the side of the house on the down river side.
This following picture that my Mother took shows the other porch that faces the street and the upriver side of the house. You will notice that the longer roof slope is on the side opposite the river.
The house is still in the family. The last I heard it was owned by my Grandma’s sister’s grandson. The last I saw it, he had made some drastic remodeling changes and even put in a swimming pool.
Hope I haven’t bored you with some of my family’s history. I will try to change the subject on tomorrow’s blog, at least for awhile.