Redeeming Prior Glory

You probably won’t be surprised to know that I truly love my old wide-plank wood floors in our 200-year-old farmhouse. But you may be surprised why. The morning sunlight, infused by the old wavy panes of glass, loped around the dark-stained, wide floor planks. Boxes were still unpacked. Walls were in need of paint. The barn […]

Patriotic floor boards

My wide pine flooring is patriotic. No, my floor boards aren’t red, white, and blue. In fact, in some places the centuries-old planks are horribly worn, with no stain at  all. But their age and width tell me they’re patriotic. Our New Hampshire farmhouse was built right after the Revolutionary War. And one of the little […]