Lampglow

No power outages yet this fall, in spite of having had “the storm of the century.” It amounted to a little wind and a lot of rain, and some emergency emergency preparations: some bags of pellets for our stove, filled up the cars’ gas tanks (Sparks has a genius little gadget that turns them into generators…), bought some portable LED lights, and replaced the bottle of kerosene we had to pitch when we moved.

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It’s the first time we’ve tried the lamp. Lots of thoughts about Little House on the Prairie here, and their kerosene lamp; about gathering ’round; about what the dark season really meant, in the northerly parts of the world, before electricity.

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2 thoughts on “Lampglow

  1. We used to light this in our childhood , cause in India there is shortage of electricity. But not anymore, there are substitute now . and your post just gave me a flashback of my childhood. 😊

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