Priscilla and her late husband Harold built this house in Washington, Utah in 1976. Since that time they have filled their home, called The Nauvoo House, with artifacts they have collected from their travels all over the world.
Harold used to be President of Interstate Brick in Salt Lake City, and the the home and grounds are lined with brick. The Cahoons are also the ones who helped implement the bricks that are given as gifts in Nauvoo, Illinois.
At age 86, Priscilla still takes care of this large home and does all the gardening herself.
She is full of enthusiasm and energy, and I hope to be able to do half of what she does when I am her age.
The family room was full of so many interesting things, each one with a wonderful story.
Harold collected antique guns.
The rooms are lined with shelves to hold all the collectibles.
Priscilla has gathered hats from all over the world. One was directly purchased off the head of a Peruvian woman. Another is an authentic beaver hat. The red one was a Flamingo Hat.
Priscilla wore some of the hats to show us the many styles. Wouldn't her home make a great place to put together costumes?
For those of you who showcase vintage items, look at this spinning wheel next to an antique rocker.
The upstairs serves as a dormitory for when grandchildren visit.
This is a quilt that the Cahoon's children presented to them on their 50th wedding anniversary. Each picture depicts a special part of their relationship
Priscilla is also a quilter. Here are a few of the things she has made.
A closet full of her quilts.
And awards for her quilts.
This is a picture of the car Harold and Priscilla sat in the day he proposed in 1941.
Her herb garden in the back yard.
Before we left, Priscilla offered us refreshments. Notice the fresh flowers from the garden that she displayed with the food. I can tell Priscilla can pretty up any item.
It was delightful to have a tour of the Cahoon home this evening, and especially to get to know Priscilla. I also understand the history of our area much better.