My maternal Grandparents had an auction sale a long time ago. Grandpa was going to be 90 years old that July and was done farming. I kept an auction bill and recently dusted off my huge scanner to scan it.
As I recall it was a reasonably nice day for an auction. I bid on many things, mostly I bid against my Uncles so they wouldn’t get too much “stuff” cheap.
I am not sure what else I bought but I bought the copper boiler.
I suppose I should get some copper cleaner and spiff it up a bit. It holds magazines and oversized rice bags (for cold feet), it sits inbetween the bedroom and the bathroom and yes Chance lays just outside the bathroom door…it is one of his safe places.
I have another boiler it is stainless steel and it holds extra blankets so the grands can grab one when they are here. Not sure where or when I bought that one, maybe I bought both that day. The boilers were always on the stove in the pump house, clothing was probably boiled in that pump house at one time, but all I recall is chickens being scalded in them during chicken butchering time. ( For those of you who don’t know once a chicken has properly bled out, it is dunked into a hot water bath several times until the feathers are easy to pluck.) I can still smell wet feathers just thinking of that old pump house.
I had to laugh at this Auction Bill…I thought my Grandparents drove a Buick. It was a 1973 Buick LeSabre. (In Nice condition for a 20 year old car. It always sat in the garage and never went over 45 or 50 mph.) Apparently no one was driving anymore…Grandpa never drove much Grandma always drove, but since they sold the car apparently she wasn’t driving either…Grandma would have been 82 that year. Sadly they both died in 1995 within two months of each other. Grandpa was 92 and Grandma 84.