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Our Olde House

Miss Sherry and I live in a circa 1863 house in Olde Towne, Clinton. Our house has had at least two major extensions and several interior rearrangements during the past 159 years. As we are taking our turn at caring for this part of Clinton’s history, we have learned to accept that there are no simple fixes to anything that needs attention or updating, and that whoever last fixed what we are fixing again did their best with what they had at the time; judge not, lest ye be judged.

 

Our Olde House: November 6, 2021

Mississippi has a lot of trees. I love trees. Miss Sherry has a few oak trees and probably the largest black walnut tree in Mississippi in her yard. A very large pin oak on the property line was dropping some pretty big limbs a couple of years ago for no apparent reason. The tree is…

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Our Olde House: October 12, 2021

Oh rats, actually rat.  A few weeks ago I saw another rat under the house.   This may sound like a big “so what” but when you have Civil War insulation, a rat under the house will soon be a big problem; all rats have friends. I have spent literally several years, though it seems longer,…

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Our Olde House: September 14, 2021

“Mississippi has a lot of bugs.”  Before I lived in the South I had heard this expression, but I really had no idea what a “lot” of bugs actually meant.  This is not a complaint or criticism, just simply a statement of fact that is lost on those who do not live in the South. …

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Our Olde House: August 9, 2021

Miss Sherry had a 30’ x 20’ backyard wooden deck built about fifteen years ago; it was professionally done, a very nice two-level design with two diagonal steps down into the yard in front of the side gate.  About five years ago the wooden deck started to sag next to the house in a couple…

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Our Olde House: June 24, 2021

A week ago my wife noticed that the refrigerator was off; obviously not good.  I reset the circuit breaker a few times and the refrigerator would run for a few minutes or a few hours and then trip the breaker again.  Since this is an old house I decided (hoped) it was a bad circuit…

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Our Olde House: Introduction

by: Gerald Kerner Miss Sherry and I live in a circa 1863 house in Olde Towne, Clinton.  Our house has had at least two major extensions and several interior rearrangements during the past 158 years.  As we are taking our turn at caring for this part of Clinton’s history, we have learned to accept that…

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