Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Piano Mantle

My folks were resourceful. When a piece of furniture lost its original purpose, they would find another use. Great grandpa Monroe Markham owned a piano when it was considered a luxury to own one. The mantle in the picture is from his piano. The mantle was placed in the home of his wife and daughters after his death.
Monroe Markham was born about 1852 near Caseyville, Lincoln County, MS to James Markham and Marilda. He died in 1932, Lincoln County, MS.