Our 1920s house had been somewhat renovated before we came along, so who knows what they found but nevertheless, we found some cool stuff. Our first find was a perfectly preserved, completely flat Ivory Soap paper label circa 1930 under the dust in the crawl space. That crawl space was a goldmine! Marbles, bottles, ice cream maker lid, rake head, child's leather shoe (just one!), lots and lots of tobacco tins (I suspect we found someone's little secret there). After it rained, certain spots in the backyard were great for finding bits of china, glass buttons, and the like (remember, there was no trash pickup once upon a time). I have all those finds displayed in an old mason jar. Lastly, when we removed and rebuilt a hideous addition to the house that included the old back porch, we found the best stuff: all the pieces to a child's bowl (we put it back together) with a little porcelain kitten peering over the edge and a perfectly whole and BIG earthen ware jar. That house was truly a labor of love, so when we had to move for work (sob!) my husband crawled deep into the crawl space and attached a plaque we had made to a floor joist. It said "Our family loved this house," along with our names and dates we lived there. It's nice knowing a little piece of us is still in that house.
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Well, we weren't trying, but we weren't NOT trying either. So, when I suspected I might be pregnant, I took a test at home by myself just to be sure. When it came up positive, I freaked! My husband was due home in a couple hours, and I had no idea how to tell him. Would he be happy? Would he be upset? When he walked in the door, all I could think to do was seduce him, because let's face it, a man is pretty happy afterwards. So, a little while later lying blissfully in each other's arms in bed I casually say, "You know, my period is still MIA..." (He had already known that much.)
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