Saturday we had our first portrait client, Maxine Goff, a Ferndaler who wanted a picture for her grandkids and greatgrandkids that showed her with her white hair. (She mentioned it had been awhile since she had had her portrait taken.) After we showed her the pictures we had just taken, and she was marvelled with this new technology, we got to talking about where we lived. It turns out that she grew up in our house, moving there when she was 1 year old in 1913. I asked if she had any pictures of the house from that period and today she brought in an old photograph scrapbook that had several pictures of the house. This one is my favorite. Apparently even back then, it was required to have a dog traveling with you in Ferndale. The porch is exactly how I thought it was originally, and a surprise was to see the cresting on the gable peaks and the widow walk at the top of the roof. It also looks like the house wasn’t painted, which is a testament to the durabilility of old growth redwood.