I called this Modified American Gothic, with apologies to Grant Wood,  and have taken variations on this picture over the years.  This one was taken in the downstairs old kitchen before the chimney was rebuilt.  At this time my parents were coming up regularly to visit and work. Can you tell how THRILLED my mother is to be here?  

 

 

This one was taken this year, upstairs,  in my parents apartment.

 

Even back in the mid 1980's when I was still living upstairs I did at times "loose it." This  was, as I remember, when someone made some comment about my primitive kitchen conditions.