Linn and Ethel Sheckler's
House Floor Plan
as they built it on Hutchins Lake
SW of Fennville
  • Notice the Oil heater in the center of the house.  It is the only source for heat, except for the sun that beat into the windows of the back porch.  Oil was feed to the heater from the three barrels at the back of the house.  Oil flowed by the force of gravity so the bottom of the barrels had to higher than the pot in the burner. Oil was delivered by truck which pumped its oil up to the barrels through a long hose.
  • The bathroom was very up to date. Much better than LaVerne was able to use until Lois and Red moved out to their house on the lake.
  • Eating was always done on the back porch. Linn and Ethel always sat as indicated. there was a fold out leaf when more places were needed.  Linn would add a huge table he had made when family gatherings occured, and there were quite a few. See Photo.
  • The Buffet shown on the back porch was very old, huge, and heavy.  Grandma keep her favorite dishes in it.  There was a mirror on the back that stood about 15 inches high.
  • By the back windows Grandma kept her sewing machine. It worked by rocking a peddle back and forth with your foot.  Also by the window was a bird cage and stands for ferns and geraniums.
  • At the west end of the porch was a trap door that could be opened with the ring at the North end. It wasn't used in the summer so the couch was set over it. In the winter it was an alternate way to get to the basement.


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