room was decorated with a more masculine flavor. We used black,
white and gold colors on the textured anaglypta, wall paper and
military bunting style border. The display box above the twin
bed holds artifacts that a turn of the century gentleman might
wear or carry.
small wood burning stove decorates the chimney wall. This stove
originally was used for heat in a railroad car caboose and was
hauled to Colorado for Wenatchee, Washington. It was broken and
had no brass plating, but was refurbished to its present
condition by Bill Ebert, former stove expert and mayor of
photo above the old secretary is the wedding photo of Millard
and Stella. They were married in 1899. The other old photos were
found in a box in the attic of John's grandmother, Hazel Blide
Taylor. Grandma Taylor was uncertain who they all were, but many
are assumed to be John's relatives.
quilt above the be is an unusual one. It is called a book quilt
since the pattern resembles the backs of books lined up on a
library shelf. the date is unknown, but it is thought to be
armoire was purchased at an antique auction in Palisade in 1994.
The secretary is a family heirloom handed down from Elizabeth's
grandmother, Stella Kiser. The leather covered rocker was a gift
from neighbors, Bruce and Pat Holmlund.