The Old Farmer's Daughter has little tidbits of useful knowledge from the old days worked into stories of life on the farm, Growing up on a family farm, farming and housekeeping in the 1950s, Barns farms and the farmhouse, try to post new story every Monday....
The Old Farmer's house was a big old farmhouse. The original part where the kitchen was was pre civil war. A later huge addition was added in the late 1800s.
The original house was largely unrestored by the Old Farmer. This is where his son slept. He had a big old bedroom with low ceilings and low windows. There was a door in the back going into a storage area
and the ladder to the attic space. (setting the mood)
As a child this Old Farmer's Daughter often heard footsteps and creaking noises back there. When no one was home that should have been there.
The back stairs were narrow and turned at the top. There was an unfinished room at the top
with floorboards missing. And a small nook closet with no door and an old racoon coat!
Another time when taking a bath someone made noises outside the bathroom window! I think I know the culprit altho at first I was a bit concerned. That one we can chalk up to real people!
We learned to live with the noises of an old house as nothing untoward ever happened. The spirits were benign...