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Grandfather Clock in background, President Bush calls to Congratulate President-Elect Obama

Not too late into the night of November 4, 2008, and shortly after Senator John McCain conceded defeat, President George W Bush called the newly victorious Senator Barack Obama to congratulate him on his amazingly historic win and new status as President-Elect of the United States of America.  Note the integral role the White House …

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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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The Love for a Grandfather Clock

Did you ever love an inanimate object so much that it may as well be human? A stuffed animal when you were a child, perhaps? A favorite blanket? Well, that’s how I felt about the grandfather clock that was in my grandparents’ house. My grandparents lived on a huge piece of property in Maine in …

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Grandfather Clocks Stand Up to Time

There are those pieces that we purchase in our lifetime that we know will last until we are old and gray. In fact, we anticipate giving said pieces to our children after our passing, considering them to be more than just things that we enjoyed but family heirlooms that will far outlast their purchase. Grandfather …

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Give Grandfather Clocks a Place of Honor

Grandfather clocks – for many of us – hold a special place of honor in our hearts; they may have been a permanent fixture in the home of a special loved one and something with which we grew up as children. Whatever the case, often just hearing that chime upon the hour is enough to …

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Use Grandfather Clocks in a Period Home

For some homeowners, new construction is the only way to go; allowing them to move into a home that is completely fresh and new – each element chosen especially by the homeowners throughout the construction process. For others, this type of home is lacking in character; they prefer to buy a home that has stood …

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Grandfather Clocks: For Young & Old

Grandfather clocks often seem to have the reputation of being somewhat antiquated pieces of furniture; those pieces that are reserved for the older generation and are more often than not found in the homes of elderly relatives. The younger generation may fail to make the connection between the grandfather clocks of yesterday and those grandfather …

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For the Love of Grandfather Clocks, Part II

In the last post we discussed the difficulties that can sometimes be presented shopping for a grandfather clock in areas of the country that are lacking in specialty stores. I was on a mission to find my friend the grandfather clock she so wanted for her new home and I was turning to the Internet. …

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Grandfather Clocks That I Have Loved

My family has always loved grandfather clocks; I remember quite clearly there being a grandfather clock in every one of my family member’s homes – from my grandparents’ house to my own parents’ house. So a part of my childhood were grandfather clocks, that I could not conceive of starting my own home without having …

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Grandfather Clocks or Grandmother Clocks: Make a Room Sing

Clocks have long been used in rooms around the world to serve a purpose and create a mood. Grandfather clocks have historically been the most notable of such clocks – expensive pieces that were once only able to be purchased by the wealthiest of homes. As time went on, however, grandfather clocks became more affordable …

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