Another little story from our stay at Snow Road Ramblings from Richards Castle from the pen of Noreen Tyers from Perth
The Front Door Bell
We lived in a rather humble abode, not much money in those times but a lot of love. We had very close relationship with our extended family and enjoyed our time with them.
Upon arriving at the stone house on Snow Road, Grandpa felt there were a few things to put in order. It was he who had the responsibility of renting and making sure that nothing got broken on our stay there. It was as if he took on this chore and he made sure everyone toe the line. There was always a space in time when he and Grandma had to prepare for the onslaught of the rest of the family and of course the young ones, and there were a few.
On the front door there was a door bell, that you would twist and it would ring. There was no electricity at the house and the bell worked manually (turn the little knob and barrrring ). For we children this was a new found toy and we took pleasure making it work and hearing the bell sound. After all we didn’t have one of these treasures at home, nor had I seen one before coming to the Stone House at Snow Road. Before very long Grandpa would roar and come to the door. He soon learned that he should take out the ringer part and put it away until we were leaving, which he did!
At the time we were all disappointed that our new found toy did not work and therefore of no interest any more. Grandpa did get some peace of mind knowing that it would not get broken, there would be no ringing and he had no trouble in reassembling before he left,
The sound of that ring of the bell and Grandpa’s roar can still be heard in the halls of Richard’s castle.
From the Pen of Noreen
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