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Furthermore, in honor of our recent kitchen update (which will continue [Aggggh!] with the upcoming replacement of the floor),
First he pulled off the chair rails,
However, when the wallpaper came down a couple of discoveries came to light: 1. This wallpaper was not part of the house's original decor; it was put up just a little over a year before we bought the house, and 2. Before the wallpaper, there was something on the walls that nobody around here can decipher.
The clue that the wallpaper was not as old as I'd thought was revealed by some pre-wallpaper era drawings found on the bare walls:
But at the time I was pregnant with our fourth baby, tired, suffering from morning, afternoon, and evening sickness, and dealing with Christmas.
"If you like the house so much," I recall telling Tom, "let's just and put a contract on it. If it has four walls, a bathroom and a spot to put a washing machine in I'm on board." And so on Christmas Eve, 1986, we put a contract on the house, sight unseen on my part. But it was all good. When I finally saw the house I liked it just fine. Especially the dining room wallpaper.
But I digress.
Anyway, the second thing that the stripping of the wallpaper revealed was that before the wall paper adorned the walls something else did. It's exactly what that something was that we can't figure out.
We found what appeared to be eight panels around the wall.
We don't know. All we do know is that they were a devilment to remove the wallpaper from and a pain to plaster over. I would love to know what they were, though, and to have seen what the wall looked like when they were in place. But that may well be a mystery lost to time, plaster, and a new coat of paint.
I recognized one of the names on the drawings as that of a little girl who used to live in the neighborhood but whose family moved away years ago. She would be all grown up and gone by now, anyway.
But it's not outside the realm of possibility that I might be able to get in touch with her or one of her family members. If I should ever find out the answer I'll share.