Monday, November 15, 2004

Photo scavenger hunt: something Abandoned

This was actually Grandmother's wood burning stove and I had breakfast cooked upon it seventy two years ago.  It was horribly out-dated even then.  Now, with the fire box gone, it has been recycled, out of sentiment, to become a planter in my cousin's garden. So it was abandoned, as a stove, and reborn. as part of the garden decor. 

13 comments:

fisherkristina said...

Oh how neat!  What a very important part of history!  Thank you for sharing it with us! -Krissy
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valphish said...

Oh, I love this!!

poetmom1968 said...

My Grandmother still has a woodburning cook stove.  I'm amazed in how she knows exactly how much wood to use to cook.  To get the right temperature and all that.  That's awesome that the woodburning stove you're so familiar with was reborn.  I love it and think it's cute.
Steph

kraztweety2 said...

I cant stop myself. I just got an email from you and I had to visit your journal. Then I get here and you have a pic of a woodburning cook stove. I LOVE IT. I was born in Northern Cali. up by chico, Redding, Marysville. Anyway, It was a 9 hour drive from our house to my great grandparents house. They cooked on a woodburning stove. They had a propane fueled stove but refused to use it. Anyway i remember nights my Dad would call my great grandpa at about 9 at night, and ask what he was making for breakfast, Great grandpa would say blue berry pancakes and at  6 am we were at their doorstep with the smell of blueberry pancakes in our nose. They have both passed now but i will never forget that. My Dad has the woodburning stove and I hope I get it soon. Sorry about the long comment.

hope4meeeee said...

wooohooo love you pic ..love old stuff
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theresemshaffer said...

I want this stove!  It would look great in my garden.  This photo waxes me nostalgic.

chasferris said...

Dear Therese,
  Don't blame you for wanting it.  But the sentiment makes it even more precious to my cousin and me.  We want it too.  Thanks for visiting my journal.
Chuck.

sonensmilinmon said...

Now that was a wonderful way to preserve the memories!  LOVE IT!

Monica
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alphawoman1 said...

Wonderful yard art!

sarajanesmiles said...

Lovely :o)
I like that it's still part of your family, things that hold such sentimental value are very dear to us aren't they.
Sara   x

sylviam4000 said...

The photo is great and I love the history behind it. Thank you from Sylvia.
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kkasey47 said...

How awesome......Kasey

levi1023 said...

That is the neatest thing I have ever seen! I love gardening and this would ba a grand thing to have!