50 Miller...Through Its Years.
I am working on the marketing material for the house and thought I would share these photos with you all. What has always drawn me to a home is the fact that we are just its keepers telling a small part of an evolving story. These photos paint a picture from just the last 100 years. My imagination can vision the home before photographs were possible. But I can guess that the sounds of bucolic life and melodic songbirds have changed little over its many years. Over the years, civil war buttons, ceramic doll pieces and revolutionary pieces have been unearthed always making me wonder about their full story. George Washington was only a boy when the home was built in 1741 by David Miller. I love these photos for many reasons, but perhaps what I like most is that despite the passage of time, much has remained the same. The contours and textures of the home have become forever etched in my mind like so many who have dwelled here before me. We have shared the slight slope of the eastern wall and we have sat in the same space on the home's hearths during winter storms. We are forever connected though the bond of the home's woven history. I'll miss this home, but feel comfort knowing another family will have it's own story to tell here and become part of its living history.
6/8/2014 10:34:46 pm
Hi, thank you for posting these on FB. I am a descendant of David Miller. He was a Capt n the Rev War, and also served in the F&I war. He was the youngest son of Mddlefield founder Benjamin Miller and his 2nd wife, Mercy Bassett. Benjamin, Mercy, David and his wife Elizabeth are all buried in the Old North Burying Ground
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