Recently I spent a night in the Trumbull House visiting with Paulette – Aunt Chiche to family and friends – and took quite a few pictures. For the next few Saturdays I will be posting pictures taken during this stay as well as older pictures of similar places taken over the years, when I have them. I hope you enjoy.
View of the Trumbull House from the barn, the section to the right is the original house, built in 1756, twenty years before we were an independent nation.
A similar view of the Trumbull House, year unknown.
A view of the Side Porch and the stonework done by Axel Larsen, who did odd jobs around the house while his wife, Astrid, was the Housekeeper during Arla’s prolonged illness. He lived in the Little House with his wife and daughter, Florence .
Here is a similar view, taken in 1945, The is a friend of Lad’s (with Smokey), who was at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds with Lad and came home with him on several occasions. Notice the stone railings and flower boxes.
This is Marian with one of the flower boxes taken in 1945, while she was living in Trumbull with Jean (Dick’s wife), Grandpa and Aunt Betty. Lad was in France at the time and she wanted to be as close as possible when he came home.
The Side Porch in 2018. The railings and flower boxes are gone.
This is a picture of “The Gang” on the Side Porch. Some names to remember: 5th female from the left – Jane (Claude-Mantle) Hall, married to Charlie Hall; boy in doorway behind her left shoulder – Arnold Gibson (Gibby), Lad’s best friend, who married Alta Pratt, and kept in touch their entire lives; female in the back row with only her eyes and hair showing – Barbara (Plumb) Linsley, Dan’s girlfriend for a few years but who married Pete Linsley; behind her left shoulder – Lad; to his left – Ethel Bushey, Elizabeth’s (Bissie good friend, who married Carl Wayne, who ran the Red Horse Gas Station in Trumbull Center; in front of Ethel, squatting on railing – Dave; to Dave’s left and behind – Pete Linsley; to his left sitting on the railing – Dan.
Same picture, cropped.
The steps leading to the Summer Porch, which is the front end of the Side Porch, showing the same stonework as the Front Steps and one of the Pillars.