We’re well preserved!

Originally uploaded by Kate O’
(Thanks to Busy Mom for the subject line. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Not sure why this didn’t post to my blog when I posted it to flickr. That whole “post to flickr and your blog at the same time” function is kind of sketchy, I find.

The moment we’d been waiting for finally arrived, and our house won a preservation award from Nashville’s Historical Commission. We genuinely didn’t think we’d win, sitting at the ceremony watching all the other winners be presented, with projects far bigger than ours. But when they called out our names, we sure weren’t going to turn the plaque down!

Karsten is thinking of wearing it on a chain around his neck. He says he’s busted up enough concrete around here to have earned it, and I quite agree. But in all likelihood, it will be as it is intended: mounted at eye level next to our front entrance. In this picture, I am holding it approximately where it will end up.

We’re well preserved!

3 thoughts on “We’re well preserved!

  • June 20, 2008 at 10:39 pm
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    we get to have a historic landmark plaque on our house.. pretty cool, but just having grown up in an area where most houses were built in the 1920’s like the one we live in it’s sorta odd. i come to peace with it by thinking this house has a better story than most.

    congrats on your award. well deserved

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  • June 22, 2008 at 1:52 pm
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    we get to have a historic landmark plaque on our house.. pretty cool, but just having grown up in an area where most houses were built in the 1920โ€™s like the one we live in itโ€™s sorta odd. i come to peace with it by thinking this house has a better story than most.

    I can’t remember if I’ve ever heard what part of town you’re in. What neighborhood?

    congrats on your award. well deserved

    Thanks!

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  • June 22, 2008 at 8:01 pm
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    we live in old hickory village, in one of the original dupont corporate homes. it’s like a small east nashville neighborhood without the east nashville prices. &:~D

    actually it’s a nice medium spot between my work and wife’s work.

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