Hey, I Remember That!
For anyone lucky enough to own an old house, quirky features like a hand-cranked dumbwaiter or a gurgling radiator or shutters that actually work may be a part of everyday life. For the rest of us such details now exist only in memories of visits to Granddad's. The passion for old houses can start at an early age, as evidenced by all the letters and e-mails readers sent us recalling special details from homes they knew as kids. In fact, it makes us wonder what today's kids will talk about tomorrow—the silence of radiant heat?