We went to Tenchimneys.org yesterday. It is the summer home of Alfred Lunt and Lyne Fountain. An American and English theater couple from the turn of the last century. They seamed to be a very down to earth couple The houses were small but decorated nicely with a lot of painted scenes on the walls and Swedish tapestries as wall coverings in one house. When the grandfather clock was pointed out. we were told it was a Swedish Marriage Clock. When the couple were wed, they received the base. At an anniversary they would receive the middle section, on another one they would finally receive the clock section. we were told that a woman taking the tour before started laughing and said she would have a room full of bases. Yep, a lot of the ways things were done then, still make sense today. Sorry no pictures were allowed because of flash deterioration. frank coleman
nice. we just visited Sweden and were astonished at how many people there have the dream of seeing America someday. you know, Minnesota, Chicago, Wisconsin, and the rest of the Midwest. We found that many stereotypes we know of the midwesterners were readily apparent in most of Scandinavia.
I would like to think I'll get the whole clock and a couple extra keys to wind it with
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