Today is supposed to be 98F/36C so I thought I'd steal a little time outside this morning before things get really steamy.  One of my favorite times of the year is when my neighbor's rose is in bloom.  I love how it spills off her arbor and over my other neighbor's fence.

Her little 1842  cottage is a 1/2 Cape and was formerly a soap worker's cottage.   In the early 1800s, a large soap factory in the neighborhood employed many of the new immigrants to the country.  At a few points in the census records, we see her 632 square foot cottage housing a family of six.

Have a good day and stay cool.

 
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