Our visit home to Boston has been eventful. This morning, my wife and I decided we wanted to check out the old attic of this family home. I am sure Stephanie’s mother Louise thought we were crazy, but we were determined to go on a hunt under the roofs of this old New England home. We found boxes of old family books and picture frames–just like everyone else’s attic. Suddenly, I spotted a clock face and a bonnet of an old clock. As my excitement mounted, I could hardly wait to crawl across the attic flooring. Suddenly, I was sitting in front of an old family clock– which long before any living member of the family lived in this 18th century house– struck hour after hour, week after week, even century after century. It was in pieces. I don’t know how the clock fell into disrepair, but I knew that I was going to restore it to its original beauty. The clock was made in Oakhampton, and on the back the date 1802 is written on the back of the face. I have checked with the family history and find that one branch of the family, the Williams, came to Boston in 1807 from Oakhampton. Before Stephanie and I started to move the pieces of the clock out of the attic, I decided I wanted to photograph the clock in the spot where it has been stored for many years. I thought my readers would enjoy this story. It has been a really exciting morning in overcast and cool Boston.
Thomas Moore email: TMooreSr@me.com Telephone: 801.791.9918