Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Funny

I can't believe I've never noticed this before....

We bought our house about 3 years ago. It was built in 1912, and it's a brick farmhouse. It's home. I feel like one should know their home well, right??

Well imagine my surprise when I was locking the front door this morning, and I looked to my left, and I saw something written in the mortar between one of the bricks. At first glance I looked away and turned around, but then, desperate to know what the hidden message was, I turned back around. This is what the message said:

Bob. It says Bob. Someone named Bob christened our house by writing his name. I almost peed myself. Who has "Bob" written on their house??? THIS GIRL.

So now I'm all curious wondering, how long has "Bob" been there?? 3 years? 10 years? 60 years???? 100 years?!?!?! So far we've found lots of evidence that our house has been inhabited for 100 years. The door frame leading to the basement has a height chart that has dozens of names and height marks dating back to the 1970s. The ugly as sin layers of wallpaper I ripped out of the kitchen looked at LEAST 1960ish. And when Jon ripped down the plaster in the living room, we found newspapers from the 1950s stuffed into the walls (was that a 1950s version of insulation?? Because it did not work).

Well Bob, if you're out there... come clean up after's rude. And awesome.


  1. too funny! I love the charm of houses that have history... are there initials with any of the height markings in the basement? maybe that will be a clue! I know, I read too many Nancy Drew books growing up....

  2. I love houses with stories like that!!! :)

  3. @annahita - Yes, there are initials and names on the door frame... I should investigate and see if "Bob" is there. I'm shocked that our house isn't haunted with all of the history behind it :)

  4. Maybe the House's name is Bob? :)