November 20, 2006

Plantation

Roswell Plantation

We have friends visiting from Wisconsin. One of their goals in their southern adventure was to visit a true plantation home. Today we drove to the northern suburb of Roswell and toured the Smith Plantation home. This home is a true testament to how three generations of pack-rat lifestyle can end in fame.

Starting in the 1840s, anytime an item became outdated or soiled or broken, the family put the item into storage. When the final generation garnered no further children and the home came into the hands of the city, it was a historians dream. They are still working on cataloging and preserving all the items.

I can’t imagine the volume of items my life alone would create and weigh, not to mention some future historian trying to sift through and make sense of it.

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