I could not only imagine coming downstairs in the morning, plus having the glowing light of the fire coming through those grates.
I knew our Grandfatherrents modern home was old, but I didn’t realize how out of date it was. I wanted to visit our Grandfatherrent’s modern home before they sold it. They were now in their nineties, plus they wanted to go into a modern home for the aging. They looked appreciate they were in their seventies, but they needed special medical attention, plus they could get that in the assisted living home. When both of us walked into the home to pack it up, I was shocked to see the oil furnace in the dining room. My Dad told me that was the only source of heat they had when they were growing up. The oil furnace had a giant grate right above it, which how they got heat into the upstairs kitchens. There were no doors on the rooms, except the lavatory, dad said the only reason they had a door on the lavatory, was because she installed the lavatory for them, however until then, they had an outhouse in the backyard. I could not believe our Grandfatherrents were that old, to not have had indoor plumbing. I was still amazed to see the outdated oil furnace in the dining room, but it had a grand look about it. I could not only imagine coming downstairs in the morning, plus having the glowing light of the fire coming through those grates. It must of looked appreciate a giant black pumpkin face. I moved away from the oil furnace, hoping I never saw it with a fire inside. When the home sold, I asked our Dad if Grandfather would mind if I purchased the stove. I thought it would look amazing in our basement, plus it would serve as an alternate source of heat.