|Black and white photographs by my father|
"The thing that might impress you most about New England is its stone 'walls.' When they were built anything forming an enclosure was called a fence. Whether it was made of roots or wood or stone, they were never referred to as walls; they are more properly called stone fences."
Eric Sloan wrote these words in "Eric Sloane's America", one of his many books. My father took these pictures of him (and his wife and dog) at their house in the northwest corner of Connecticut in the late 1960s.
|Set up with Coffee and Barely Audible Classical Music|
He apologized for his approach, and explained that this wall had not been "properly" built and therefore he was cheating by using the mortar for the repair.
|He is one of the few remaining men in the state who can build a proper dry wall.|
Robert Frost cited "good fences make good neighbors." The corollary may be just as accurate. "Good neighbors make good fences."