Back to the Future

The trip to the Centennial Heritage Museum (the 100 year old house/museum for those of you slow on the uptake) was a success. The kids enjoyed themselves, and my stress levels were kept to a minimum. Now, I realize that my parents' house and my in-laws' house are both over one hundred years old, but what was special about this house/museum, is that the original furniture, clothes, and appliances are still there. Though we couldn't sit on the furniture, we did get to use the ancient telephone, play the pump organ, make butter in the kitchen, wash rags on a washboard then put them through the wringer, and try on Victorian style clothes (no, not the originals) for pictures. Our tour guide was very nervous when I told her that my kids are deaf/hard-of-hearing--she kept asking if they all wore hearing aids and I kept reassuring her that the only thing she needed to do was to talk in basic terms, like you would to a five-year-old, and not a third grader. She got the hang of it quickly and made the presentation very understandable, which I am so thankful for.


Unfortunately, the only picture that I can include (with no kids in view) is of a counter in the kitchen. Do you recognize anything? ;) Can you find the: rug beater, potato masher, butter churner, iron, flour sifter, coffee grind, scale, and ice tongs? How did people get by without microwaves? I never would have survived back in the day.... I'm way too much of a wuss!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that a 20th century version of an iPod on the silver tray?

Love you. Dad

2 bees said...

Hey, that picture looked like my mother's kitchen in our farmhouse.

2 bees said...

That rolling pin...scary. It was used for discipline in the "golden days" of yore. Actually, not really, the pin brings back nice memories of my mother baking bread in our kitchen. It was a different time for sure.

2 bees said...

We were farm folk. Much of what you see on that counter was a part of our daily lives. The kitchen was a joyfilled aromatic place. There were very few neighbors, but if anyone did move into the neighborhood my mother would MAKE homemade butter and bread to welcome them. It was sooooooo embarrassing for me. I felt like such a hick. I would love to be a hick again.

Anonymous said...

Yep, we're spoiled today! Mom

2 bees said...

I'm fairly certain we have some original dust and animal hair flying around! :) And maybe some furniture would qualify...
Love you, B

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