|Jane playing the "grand" piano (left to her by a friend and later sold for $1000 |
to the Pentecostal church in Hartland) with her own Kleber upright behind her.
"The furniture in the study had belonged to a doctor [James Dixon of Portsmouth NH]... several of the pieces were manufactured in New England and the manufacturers wanted them for their museum.
"Even though it has been over 40 years, I still can picture Jane bringing us a 'little lunch' out in the summer kitchen. It was more like a feast... home-made bread, thick slices of ham and cheese, huge squares of cake and many cups of tea.
|Most of the furniture being admired in the den by|
Neta Appleby Jackson) is still in the house.
Today, the room is a bedroom --and much less cluttered.
"The [hanging oil] lamps were all adorned with prisms and beautiful shades. We noted pictures of the family, birth certificates, family name rolls on the walls and furniture made by great-grandpa Peter [notably the dining table mentioned above]. Jane invited my cousin to play one of the pianos and Devina was thrilled to play a grand piano!"
|This shot looks to the northeast corner of the living room and everything you see except the piano is still in the house.|
Sometime afterwards, Jane added a rather large bay window that took up most of the north wall.