This is big news!

Well, OK, maybe it is only big news for me, but I’m sharing it anyway!

The realtor spoke with the Octogenarian and she has agreed to record the history of the Mountain Farmlet for me, and to procure copies of any known early photographs of the home!

So now I’m off to buy a small tape recorder. 

Do they still make those?


Looking north the old farm is on your right.  I just  don’t know if I can stand all this traffic every day!  😉

I’m so excited about this! 

Can’t you tell?


23 thoughts on “Pssst…

  1. Garden Correspondent says:

    I think they make digital ones now. I just found an old tape recorder of my dad’s. I’d offer to send it to you, but I’m not sure you’d be able to get tapes for it! Exciting news, though – what a gift to have a glimpse into the past if your new home.

    • Lynda says:

      Yes, this is a wonderful gift! Thank you so much for that information, Garden Correspondent, I hadn’t thought about it, but it certainly makes sense in this day and age! 😀

  2. Littlesundog says:

    Good gosh, the elderly man I help care for asked me the same question the other day about a tape recorder. I haven’t looked into it yet, but I wonder if it’s possible!

    I’m so glad you’ll have some documentation on the history of the property! I hope you’ll do a blog post about it! Fascinating!

    • Lynda says:

      Lori, Garden Correspondent says she thinks they make digital ones now. I will be looking for one later today and I will share what I find out.

      And you KNOW that I am good for quite a few posts about this subject; Right? 😉

  3. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says:

    if you have a laptop, it should have a sound recorder and it saves to an audio file.. i record the bird and frog sounds with it… you could give it an audio check and see how well it picks up voices…

    am almost back home and will be home in half an hour.. i look forward to catching up!!!


    • Lynda says:

      Lisa, this is a great suggesion, and I do have a laptop. However, I broke the hinge on it and I can’t take it anywhere. DRAT. I went looking online and was surprised at how many digital recorders there are out there, and some of them are really inexpensive! So, I don’t mind spending a bit on one, because I can use it to record my thoughts and plots on my writing when I can’t get to my computer or a pencil and paper!!! 😀

  4. shoreacres says:

    Yep. Digital voice recorders are everywhere, in all price ranges. What an absolute gift this is! The thought that you’ll have some history to go along with the new Farmlet is just marvelous. I wish now that I had done more question-asking and history-recording within my own family, but I suppose we all have regrets about that. When we’re younger, there’s so much life to be lived and so much future – who needs the past? 😉

    I have a feeling the lady who lives there now may be as eager to tells the stories as you are to hear them. It may help her “let go” of her place a bit more easily, knowing there’s someone moving in who sees it as more than “just a house”.

    • Lynda says:

      Sadly, I have my own list of regrets on that score, Linda.

      We do, and she knows it! I have it on good authority that she picked us, and let her son know it. I don’t know all the particulars but I love that she liked us so much! 😀

    • Lynda says:

      Anita, I don’t know yet. The realtor gave me her number and I have to call to arrange a time to come by. 😉

      I am really excited about this opportunity!

  5. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Hi Lynda, not sure, but I think this might’ve gotten lost, so sending again…
    What a great idea! Grab that irreplaceable knowledge while you can…
    This is one I’ve had my eye on for a while (hint, hint Santa; ) now, I’ve “cleaned up” a mobile link here, so I hope it works for you. Anyway, if it’s not what you had in mind, there are loads more to look at – and best prices I’ve found (with a real store behind them: )

    • Lynda says:

      Strangely, it did get through, Deb, and I thought I had answered it too. 😯

      There is another fire to put out here on the home front (not at the new place) and my mind is in another place. Sorry. I may write about it later when I know more about what is going on.

      Anyway, What I had told you was the link isn’t working properly. Email it to me if you can. I would like to see it! Thanks!

    • Lynda says:

      It is really, and it isn’t every day that you move into a house that is almost 200 years old! It was converted to its current state in the 1920s, so I have hopes that she has a picture of it when it was still a log cabin! Thank you for visiting today, Marie Anne. 🙂

  6. chatou11 says:

    Whouaohhh it seems to be a lovely place Lynda.. for the traffic you can plant bushes which grow quickly.
    Tape recorder might not be easy to find but it is worth looking for one.
    In “brocantes”, second-hand goods sale and also through internet. I hope you will find one.
    Bon courage and have a very nice week

    • Lynda says:

      Chantal, courage and fortitude are needed! But, I will be so cheerful in getting the work done. I found a tape recorder. It is digital and has larger buttons that are easy to see and press. I think Octogenarian will have no trouble using it.

      Just so you know… I was making a joke about the traffic, because there is NONE. 😉 All we hear is the wind in the trees and the birds when we are there.

  7. pattisj says:

    You should be excited, how nice it will be to know the history of a place you hold so dear to your heart.

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