My grandfather George Mumford painted this version of 611.
By now readers know that our family home at 611 West German Street in Herkimer, where my grandmother and her eight siblings lived and which my relatives owned for more than sixty years, had a big influence on me when I was growing up. The house is now the Bellinger Rose Bed & Breakfast, and, happily, I can return there to visit. On our last stay, TD and I made a video tour through the house. In it I explain how the house and the people who lived in it shaped me and my sense of style: