Today I felt like visiting the graves of the Hayman Family buried at Tolucay Cemetery in Napa. They are all together – L.T. Hayman who died at 554 Randolph Street July 18, 1927 at the age of 83; Sarah Stone Hayman, Luther’s first wife, who died in 1894 at the age of 46; Eva Deziah … More A Visit to the Hayman Family Graves at Tolucay Cemetery
It seems whenever I am out in the backyard I’ll find a pop-top. This can-opening method dominated the canned beverage market when in 1959 Ermal Fraze devised the “pull-tab” or pop-top, as it made a popping sound when you opened the can. This eliminated the need for a separate opener tool. It became widely popular in … More Pop-tops everywhere!
It was most likely in the late 1940’s a wall was constructed in the entry to create one of the apartments. I couldn’t wait to see how the entry would look with the wall removed. Wow! It is so much better now with an open entry. Light from the side room (which will be the … More Entry Before and After – Wall Removed
When you start to open up the walls you never know what you will find. I was curious about the corner of the wall of the staircase on the second level as it looked like something behind the wall had been covered over. I thought maybe the wall was curved like the staircase. When we … More Behind the Staircase Corner Wall – A Wallpapered Pipe