Wednesday, March 4, 2015

1920 Photo of Children, Dolls and Vegetable Garden

As I sit here surrounded by buckets, tins and plastic tubs catching the drips coming through the ceilings all over the house, I think of summer, hot and dry like in this old photo!  Perhaps this gardener was dealing with a drought, the hollyhocks seem awfully stunted.  I think the date says 1920, if it says 1930 it could be part of the Dust Bowl period.

 Ice dams on the roof of many homes in Connecticut this year have people coming to school with stories of sneaky drips.  This morning a second grade teacher told me she did not know she had a leak until she pulled on her shoe to go to was soaking!  Her closet had sprung a leak.