This Old House, Glaser Edition

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: A New Unsolved Mystery

Howard the Handyman strikes again! One day, when helping to clean out our garage, Tammy's father Howard came across two interesting pieces: a vegetable peeler in very poor condition and a damaged mirror frame with nothing intact except for beautiful scrollwork. He whisked both away under our noses and quietly began restoring them. The one flaw in Howard's plan was that he did not take any before pictures. Because the restored treasures turned out so beautifully, we can forgive him.

Our unsolved mystery revolves around the mirror. To restore the mirror Howard pulled the scrollwork off the frame and ditched the frame. He restored the scrollwork and found a new beveled mirror. He built a new frame out of oak and mahogany. The finished product turned out to be exquisite (and heavy) as you can see in the photographs.




Where is the mystery, you ask? Study carefully the following photograph:



Howard found this board on the back of the mirror frame. Close inspection reveals the name Arch Goodin and Statesville NC. Statesville is north of Charlotte, NC. The surname Goodin must be quite common in Statesville because a quick search for phone numbers for people bearing the name Goodin is only thirty-four! Since Tammy is less than thrilled about calling thirty-four people, she ran a search for email addresses for people in Statesville with that last name. Only two turned up, so she will start searching the easy, lazy, procrastinating way by emailing them first, holding to the theory that even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then!

However, in case a person by the name of Goodin just happens to be googling their name and town, we might get a lucky break!

2 Comments:

  • Quick Update: One of the two emails bounced immediately . . .

    By Blogger The Glasers, at 10:57 AM  

  • A google search by your favorite geek finds the Arch H Goodin mine near you. http://www.library.ohiou.edu/archives/local/series/perco02.html
    (Item 6)

    By Blogger wierdkids, at 2:03 PM  

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