Ready for dinner. This
really looks good.
We ordered scallops with onion rings, shrimp with fries, and a shrimp cocktail. The coleslaw was excellent. With coupons, the cost was less than $20.00. You can eat in or take out to the picnic area, and it was too beautiful a day to stay indoors.
D tried to teach me how to twirl onion rings.
not as much fun
without a kid.
see that webpage here
We licked the platter clean.
After dinner, we headed off to the Wickwire 1890 House in Cortland.Why is it called the Wickwire House?
The House is open to the public
daily from 1-4pm. You tour the house yourself, carrying the
binder of information lent to you by the helpful person who takes your
admission fee. The house is four stories plus
basement. The basement has been filled with displays and
information about the family. Mr. Wickwire, a businessman and
metal worker, was given a loom in trade for a job. With this
he invented (and patented) a way to weave wire into screens, such as
window screens, screen cages to keep flies off food, and popcorn
makers. He became very wealthy, and he had this house built
for his family - wife and two boys. There are features any
boy would love, including larger-than-life cranes in the front yard to
sit on, a great staircase with bannister to slide down, a ballroom with
turret room, and an attic observatory with windows over looking the
On the first floor, you find the fernery, which has a stained glass ceiling, now covered above with translucent plastic to prevent damage from weather or vandals.
There are also parlors, hall, dining room, library, kitchen and pantries.
The second floor has bedrooms and baths, including a really impressive shower.
The third floor has a ballroom
billiard room and turret room.
The fourth floor is the observatory.
As you descend the stairs, you see
the wonderful stained-glass and reverse-painted door. The
sturdy newel post kept kids from crashing to the floor as they slid
down the bannister.
The butler's pantry has lots of storage, as well as a sink and counters to polish silver and glassware.
This must be helpful, too, for the
folks who use this house for weddings and other receptions.
We had a great day!
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Here's a link to all the rest of the grandkids' pages.
Leslie designed a
Pink and Purple
June 6, 2000
Insects - moth pictures - polyphemus
In Autumn Before/After Exterior
Wendy & Sam
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