I wanted to write and tell you all about my wood cookstove. She is simply beautiful....lots of shiny chrome, and a firebox with a window in it. I think you would be impressed! We had some trouble getting it hooked up, the correct stove pipe was hard to find, and although there is lots of Amish around here we couldn't find anyone to help us get it going. Dane persevered and we finally got it up and running. I LOVE seeing the fire in the box, it is really nice! The stainless steel top turned black as the fire got hotter, apparently this is normal, but at first I was appalled and worried we'd done something wrong! So far I have cooked about 90% of our food with it, we are still using the propane burners Mom and Dad got us for Christmas some. I LOVE coffee cooked on it, I can put a pot of coffee on in the evening and stoke the stove and go to bed, when I get up......hot, strong coffee, it is so tasty. I am actually having a cup right now, I wish you were here to have one with me, I think you would be proud of what we're tyring to accomplish here! My stove is such a part of my childhood dreams, I ALWAYS wanted one, I loved when you would cook pancakes on it for me, clown face ones!! I can still see you standing front of it, poking wood in the firebox, moving pans and pots around, asking what shape we wanted our pancake! Thank you, for such pleasant childhood memories, you made my life complete!
My Grandma Frankie played a MAJOR part in my life as far as old-fashioned living was concerned, she made the simple life fun and enviable. Sadly she passed away in 2007, I wish more than anything I could show her my stove and my farm, I think she would approve!