I can recall many details about my great Aunt Lena's house and considering that she died in 1939 - I was quite young at the time. I always loved the house. It sat low to the ground with a long glassed in porch facing the back yard with a barn. They had cows. The hired man's, Lee Churchill, small log cabin was also in the yard. I think he only had a bed, lamp and chair in the cabin. Inside Aunt Lena's porch was cozy and used all the time. The kitchen was kind of open off the porch. I don't remember a dining room or living room. It was all quite an open space for those times. The kitchen was just wonderful. It had a large wood burning cook stove, a large round table with the chairs, a large houser that seemed to always have a white cake with inch high brown sugar frosting in the bottom cupboard. The had a big milk separator, which fascinated me.
The telephone hung on the wall and when it rang - everyone on the road listened in. Aunt Lena would call the operator to get any news going on in town. Add a caption
Another memory was of going around the house to the "cold cellar", opening the cellar doors, and going down some stairs to the large pickle barrel. I could barely reach inside to get a pickle. I loved them.
Lee Churchill and the German Shepard dog, which everyone was afraid of - but I wasn't, would take me to go get the cows, which were across the road. I think I even tried to milk one. I do remember the little 3 legged stool that Lee sat on to milk and the pail, and the smell.
The house had dormer windows on the back so there must hve been bedrooms but I don't remember them.
Aunt Lena was my grandfather, John Toner's sister. She was married to Sam Russell of Fort Fairfield, Maine. They never had any children.
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