Ah, the Good Old Days

June 1935. Kidnapping, terrorism, random acts of cruelty.

But subsistence gardens were doing well.



A Repurposed Lamp


A neighbor gave me this lamp. He rescued it from the old Keeling post office, now abandoned and deteriorating.

The lamp, which he assures me still works, would be lighted white or red depending upon whether the post office was open.

When cleaning it I was surprised to see that it was made by Ford Motor Company.


Further research revealed that the lamp was originally a light on a Model-T.

There is a beautiful 1916 Model T on display at the Museum and Archives of Rockingham County in Wentworth, North Carolina. It’s not the exact same lamp, but these photos will show how it was originally intended to be used.