I don't want to spend the rest of my life bringing
up a young and inexperienced house."
~~ Jerome K. Jerome ~~
English Humorist, 1859 - 1927
"Build a fine house; and now you have a master,
and a task for life: to furnish, watch, show it,
and keep it in repair the rest of your life."
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~~
American Essayist, 1803 - 1882
A strip of old wall paper -- a hundred years old? --
that Gerry discovered at the top of our stair case.
Just one more thing to love about our house!
Another find: wallpaper behind wallpaper
in our second Philadelphia renovation, 2001
(still there behind the drywall)