The Merrill House: Merry Christmas from JaxPsychoGeo

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Before the house was electrified, candles shone at the ends of branches on the Christmas tree rounded in the bay window. 

Perhaps it’s true Merrill looked rapt from the square tower down at his ironworks on East Bay Street.  That’s Helen behind her mother Nell in the Ford Model T. When you crank the roller organ, “Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling” lurches up from the years. And of course, what every Christmas needs is an alligator foot purse.

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