My house, a California Bungalow, sits at the edge of The Tower District, one of Fresno’s oldest neighborhoods, and certainly its funkiest. During The Year Which Shall Not Be Named I quietly celebrated a milestone as my home of 15 years reached its centennial.
During the last 7 of those years I’ve had a resident archeologist on the premises at all times. I’ve shown you some of her digs before, and now as my house moves into its second century I’d like to share some of her findings.
A bit of Coke bottle? Part of a glass? I’m not sure, but I am surely glad Hershey didn’t cut herself when unearthing it!
A piece of earthenware mug? A fragment of ancient sewer piper? A chunk of hideous 70’s serving bowl? All equally plausible! It has an interesting glazed and pebbled texture to it.
Possibly leftover from the construction of the house, this kind of very old fashioned insulator was one of the few things (along with cloth covering on wires) that kept old houses like mine from bursting into flames long enough to become old houses.
1920’s Era Vaseline Jar
The jewel of the collection. Unearthed intact, complete with lid, and decayed residue of original product inside!
Whether they mean to or not, our dogs find some interesting things! What have yours found?