I have two heirloom kerosene lamps
We never use them when our power is out, as we have a generator.
I do like to decorate these lamps for the holidays.
Let me tell you their stories.
This petite little lamp belonged to my mother when she was a young woman.
I have had it in my possession since I was about ten years old. When she gave it to me
the chimney had been broken, so I just had the bottom half for a very long time.
One day my dad came home from a remodeling job and had found a glass chimney that fit it perfectly.
It is one of my treasures from the past.
This much larger lamp came from my dad's family.
He gave it to me thirty-some years ago, when we first established our cottage.
He felt the power was out so much we needed a kerosene lamp.
Before he gave it to me, he told me that it was the light on the kitchen table when he was young.
After chores and supper, he and his brothers and sisters would sit around this lamp doing their homework.
Isn't that a treasure!!
And that's the way it is...............