While cleaning out the barn, we found a cigar box full of love letters from 1912 and an autograph book with writings from 1886. Frank worked in Little Rock, Arkansas. Cuba lived here at our house. I enjoyed reading their love letters back and forth and learning about their lives. Frank came back to Eaton for Cuba, and they married. I have the letter Frank wrote to Cuba talking about marriage and how he couldn’t wait for spring to come so she could be his wife. I also found a Valentine postcard dated February 13, 1912, from Frank. It’s so neat to have and hold something that was written over 100 years ago. Happy Valentine’s Day to all. I’ll leave you with a quote Frank had written to Cuba. He wrote, “Each day of my life is yours dear and all of my thoughts are to, so if giving were all there was dear I really belong to you”.Read More
It can be a crowbar, a hammer, or a chainsaw in my hand. I love the work. There is something exciting to me about being in these old barns. You never know what you will find or what someone else will create from what I find. The work is hard, tiring, and so very dirty, but I just love doing it.
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