From October 2008

Finding a Grandfather Clock that I Remember, Part I

I have a real affinity for grandfather clocks. They were in the homes of most of my relatives when I was growing up in Europe; even then they were a sophisticated addition to a home and those with the money to do so would often showcase their grandfather clocks in their foyer where guests were …

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State to State: Finding a Grandfather Clock

I have recently been transferred in my company which means that we will be leaving Ohio where we have been living for ten years and heading for Georgia where we will be making our home in cosmopolitan Atlanta. I am excited about the move but not necessarily looking forward to all that must be done …

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Grandfather Clocks in Our Nation’s History

I was in Philadelphia recently where I was able to tour the many spots synonymous with the birth of our nation – Independence Hall where they signed both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, Carpenter’s Hall that hosted the first Continental Congress, and what was once the home of Benjamin Franklin – writer, printer, …

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Looking for Something Dramatic? Why Not a Grandfather Clock? Part II

In the last post we talked about how easy it is to be sucked into the world of mass-produced, garden-variety home design because it is easy and affordable. But without choosing at least one or two pieces that completely and totally reflect our own personality we are unable to really put our own stamp on …

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Looking for Something Dramatic? Why Not a Grandfather Clock? Part I

Today it’s harder than ever to really infuse your own personality into any of your home décor. After all, with retail outlets around the country mass producing inexpensive furniture, perfectly coordinated bedding sets, and accessories to complement any room design, it’s more difficult to find your own voice. It’s not as though these are bad …

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Grandfather Clock: A Gift for My Daughter

There are those moments in a parent’s life that they will never forget; the day their child is born to be sure, along with the big moments – the first steps, the first lost tooth, the first dance, graduation – and the smaller moments as well. When these moments come upon us we tend to …

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Grandfather Clocks for Your First Place, Part II

In the last post we started to talk about the responsibilities – and the freedoms – that come to us when we first move out on our own. Away from the restrictions placed on us by our well-meaning parents, college dormitories, and roommates, we are free to explore those things that make us happiest – …

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Grandfather Clocks for Your First Place, Part I

For those who have recently left the comfort of home – be it their parents’ home or the place that they had come to call home in college (that while sparse in some instances had, more than likely, turned out be comfortable on many levels) you are surely just now experiencing that lightheaded feeling that …

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