Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Video Tour of My O'Donnell Family Home


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:

6 comments:

mydesignchic said...

Lovely...I can see why it is such a big part of who you are.

Ella said...

What a beautiful house. It's truly a privilege to be able to return to places that meant something when you grow up.

Barbara said...

Hello Bart,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful family home and history with your readers.
BarbaraG

little augury said...

That is such a wonderful video. I relate to the feeling of a house that is full of memories and shaping who we are. I love the staircase and I also find the use of rooms during your relatives day were for function-and the idea of the elder aunt holding court downstairs. A Lovely, lovely thing to do.

Bart Boehlert said...

Many thanks for the comments here as this is a very personal video. And, Little Augury, Milly did hold court, that is the perfect way to put it.
Best,
BB

chris said...

Glad we can continue to provide you with a window to your past!

Chris & Leon
Bellinger Rose