Saturday, June 13, 2015

GE Plot Tour of Homes - The August Weber House

Hello, Dear Ones. Welcome back for another Historic GE Plot Home Tour. This is the August Weber House built in 1896. I thought this was an interesting fact: Mr. August Weber Sr. was an inventor for the Singer Sewing Machine Company before attracting the attention of Thomas Edison who hired him to work in Menlo Park. Weber Electric, which produced electrical switches, outlets and fuse boxes, employe]ed 400 at it's peak but didn't survive the depression. Wonder what happened to Mr. Weber after that?
Walking up the walk we're greeted by a balloon.
The living room was lovely and I just had to take a snap of the piano. It's a little blurry as I was trying not to hold up any one behind me.
The other side of the living room.
It was pretty dark in the kitchen but look at that gorgeous blue dutch oven on the cooktop!
What a nice sun room and I love these huge windows.
I loved the cute black and white tiles on the floor.
A grand stained glass window.
How do you like the wooden ironing board.
So darling and if he could only have told me his story.
As we stepped out of the back door, we were greeted with beautiful plantings.
Have you enjoyed the tour of this home? I hope so. I have a few more to show you.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Homeward Bound

I'm sittin' in the railway station
Got a ticket for my destination
On a tour of one-night stands my suitcase and guitar in hand
And every stop is neatly planned for a poet and one-man band

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home, where my thought's escaping
Home, where my music's playing
Home, where my love lies waiting silently for me
Ev'ry day's an endless stream
Of cigarettes and magazines
And each town looks the same to me, the movies and the factories
And ev'ry stranger's face I see reminds me that I long to be
Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home, where my thought's escaping
Home, where my music's playing
Home, where my love lies waiting silently for me
Tonight I'll sing my songs again
I'll play the game and pretend
But all my words come back to me in shades of mediocrity
Like emptiness in harmony, I need someone to comfort me
Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home, where my thought's escaping
Home, where my music's playing
Home, where my love lies waiting silently for me
Silently for me
~ sung by Simon and Garfunkel