For years now, we have been trying to locate the images and the information about the original fireplace in the parlor. The one that is currently there is just so, well, ugly. It just doesn't fit with the house.
So, a few days ago, the ever wonderful Sue Rainey, Fenn's biographer, emailed me this photo.
We were ecstatic. Apparently, Fenn's great-grandson has this, and many other, photos of the house interior. Hopefully, he will want to share it with us as we continue this work.
Funny thing, though. Right before this email from Sue came, my husband and I were debating if we should sell the house. All the work we put it, and tons more that still needs to be done, and, oh, year, our tax bill going up 30%... Anyway, we were in the process of debating this, and then the email with this photo came. Coincidence?! Hubby thinks it's Fenn's ghost telling us to continue. I, of course, don't believe in ghosts, but the timing is peculiar, don't you think?