|Ed and Minnie in their lovely home.|
|Ed and Minnie's place in Heart's Content--an Anglo-American style house built 1882, with a large beech tree in the front yard.|
On a tour of the house, Ed showed me a very old icebox that he found in the shed out back when they moved in. He explained that these types of boxes were used to keep food cold before there was refrigeration. While restoring and adapting it to make this china cabinet, he found that the heavy wooden doors were insulated with horse hair. This piece was made in New York and brought to Newfoundland. Minnie mentioned that it is Ed's favorite piece of furniture in the house.
|Ed shows me his refurbished icebox. Note the thick, insulating door where the horse hair is.|
|Another shot of Ed during our oral history interview (along with Minnie's hand as she views a map of Heart's Content.)|