This newspaper article is about the home my grandparents built in 1920; my dad was under one year old at that time. My grandfather was a Mill Manager at the Abbotsford Lumber Company on Mill Lake. Their lovely old wood home was a Sears’ Catalogue home. A prefab before it’s time. This clipping is from the local Abbotsford, Sumas, Matsqui News. What I found so fascinating was that even 40+ years ago ‘green’ space was considered an important landscaping concept.
A little something from the archives; and I do mean the story starts a long, long time ago.
We have two bedroom suites. One we purchased from an estate sale in the neighbourhood of Oak Bay (Victoria, BC) in 1977. A lovely black walnut set consisting of three dressers (two with mirrors) and bed unit. Jan and I purchased these prior to our wedding; we were setting up house. Great fun!! It was from the 1920’s and with 50 years of living, the dressers tops needed serious re-finishing. We set about removing the varnish; tops only. Major ‘newbie’ mistake; hadn’t considered the tops were veneered; edges were poplar – just a bit of a colour difference. Too late and we left the variation. We were young, in love, having fun and didn’t care!