Friday, April 16, 2010


Linden tree in spring bloom

Artifacts collected in March and April

Moving along at a slower pace, never seemed to recover well from the snowstorms, and then Jeff' family's emergency, but at this point HVAC almost complete, and plumber/electrician started back up yesterday......been priming exterior, dreaming about when the moving in begins.....wondering when, not if, at this point.......looking back at the progress, it's really amazing, and also hard to believe it's been two years now.  Life is full of mysteries, isn't it?


  1. Interesting blog and project, perhaps you have read this but here is a link to a Philadelphia centric history of the Groome family, Hopeful Unity is mentioned on page 31 (page 39 of the PDF). All the best.

  2. Thanks, Robert! I was unaware of this resource, but am really delighted to read it and learn more about Charles Groome and his family.

  3. After I posted that link I remembered this, published about my great great grandfather (brother to the author of the previous book).'s+First+State+Police+Force&cd=1#v=onepage&q&f=false

    H.U. is mentioned on page 39, the author claims the house was built in 1770 but offers no other information.

    All the best.

  4. Thanks again, Robert. Very interesting information about your family, and of Hopeful Unity itself, which they described as 840 square feet with a kitchen wing. There have been many significant people in your family over the generations, and many have made great contributions in the shaping of our country....thanks for taking the time to offer up your resources, and stay tuned for the reborn HU to emerge! Kate