A Little Better Than Plumb: The Biography of a House by Henry GilesA Little Better Than Plumb: The Biography of a House by Henry Giles

A Little Better Than Plumb: The Biography of a House

byHenry Giles, Janice Holt Giles

Paperback | January 7, 1995

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Janice Holt Giles never thought her lifelong dream of owning a log house, a bubbling brook, and a few acres of hilly countryside was overly ambitious. Mrs. Giles and her husband Henry soon discovered otherwise. A Little Better than Plumb is their warm and humorous account of the trials of creating a place to call home. To longtime Giles fans and new readers alike, these reminiscences of family, friends, a river, and a roof offer a charming visit to rural Kentucky in the late 1950s. From gathering logs to flushing out snakes, not much of the building process goes smoothly for "Mr. and Mrs. G.", who must survive battles with winter as well as scrimmages between the sexes. Here are tales of rowdy grandsons, faithful dogs, serious illness and helpful neighbors. Once their dream house is completed, the Gileses must remember that even a Spout Springs, Kentucky, homestead is subject to the forces of nature and government.
Author Janice Holt Giles was born in Altus, Arkansas on March 28, 1905. She attended Little Rock Junior College and then the University of Arkansas. She married Otto Moore in 1923; they had one daughter together and divorced in 1939. She worked as a secretary for church congregations and in the field of religious education. She met Hen...
Title:A Little Better Than Plumb: The Biography of a HouseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.6 × 5.58 × 0.71 inPublished:January 7, 1995Publisher:University Press of Kentucky

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Janice Holt Giles never thought her lifelong dream of owning a log house, a bubbling brook, and a few acres of hilly countryside was overly ambitious. Mrs. Giles and her husband Henry soon discovered otherwise. A Little Better than Plumb is their warm and humorous account of the trials of creating a place to call home. To longtime Giles fans and new readers alike, these reminiscences of family, friends, a river, and a roof offer a charming visit to rural Kentucky in the late 1950s. From gathering logs to flushing out snakes, not much of the building process goes smoothly for "Mr. and Mrs. G.", who must survive battles with winter as well as scrimmages between the sexes. Here are tales of rowdy grandsons, faithful dogs, serious illness and helpful neighbors. Once their dream house is completed, the Gileses must remember that even a Spout Springs, Kentucky, homestead is subject to the forces of nature and government.