There was a piano in the front pallor but I was the only child that could play on the piano because I didn't pound on it like my brothers did I played softly. I didn't know how to play I just liked to pretend I could play.
On top of the piano was a ship in a bottle, that I really admired and wanted. Not that I was ever going to get it but a kid can dream. I don't remember the story about the ship in a bottle, if Grandpa built it himself or one of his sons.
My grandma still had an ice box in the kitchen and the ice man came twice a week with a big block of ice. Here is a picture of an old ice box I don't know how old Grandma's was but it looked a lot like this one.
|Picture from macombhistory.us|
There was only one bathroom on the first floor and after we had gone to bed we were not allowed back down stairs. So we used a chamber pot upstairs. Here is a picture of a chamber pot.
|Picture from collectiblesbypj.com|
There was a short dirt road to the house. It was close to the beach about 2 blocks or so I think. It was a wood frame house and the wood was that grey weather beaten look that is typical of New England.
It was originally a two family house with one family downstairs and one family upstairs. When my Mom was a kid they lived upstairs and later the purchased the whole house. I remember it seemed long and narrow.
|Grandparents Corkish & my family 1958|
Here is an earlier post with a picture of me and Grandma, I was about 6.
Here is an earlier post about Grandma's house.