Pantry Research Paper

Topics: Family, Mother, Father, Parent, Sibling, Rooms / Pages: 3 (594 words) / Published: Apr 4th, 2016
The first memory I have of the Pantry was as a child and I would go up to the attic of the old farm-house on 1063 N. Dugan Rd., Urbana, Ohio. My parents, Harry and Donna Dachenbach, moved from the farm of John Yordy on St. Rt. 36 where my sister was born, to the farm on Dugan Rd. This would have been about 1937 or 38. The house was a very large two-story house with a long attic that was scary for a young boy because it was dark, dusty and filled with junk and trash. There was a pair of broken boards between the two sides of the attic that my sister told me, “If you fall through the break, you will fall all the way to the basement”. Though an absolute falsehood, I sucked it up and always gave a wide berth to the broken boards. There was a large family living on the farm before Mom and Dad moved in, I believe their name was Hess. Back in the late 1800's – early 1900's a family by the name of James owned and lived in the house. The pantry was stored up in the attic against one end and was covered in dust and bird poop. After we got a TV and I got to see “Captain Video and his Video Ranger”, the Pantry became my space ship console (no color TV …show more content…
In the summer of 2000, the president of the Historical Society came to my office and told me that they were having trouble insuring the Pantry because the Society didn't own it. She told me I should either give the Pantry to the Society or take it out of the Clark House where it was housed. In addition, she said that of the three people who knew the Pantry was on loan from me, two had Alzheimer’s and she had a terminal illness. After a few days, I went to the Clark House and took the Pantry to my office. At the office, it was quite the conversation piece but also I couldn't keep little kids from trying to play with it. I couldn't blame them as I had done the same thing in my

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