|Merritt and Maude Agard with the Hutch|
This hutch belonged to my grandparents, Merritt and Maude Agard. I don’t know when it was purchased, but suspect it might have been after their new home overlooking Cayuga Lake was built in the mid-1950s. Since then the hutch has stood sentinel over hundreds of family gatherings where delicious dinners were lovingly served and enjoyed.
It is not an expensive piece of furniture, but it is one of my most treasured family heirlooms. When my grandmother passed away in 1996 the hutch came to reside with me in Newfield, NY. Within a year it was moved to watch over us in Newtown, Connecticut, and now it is in storage awaiting its new home in Fredericksburg, VA. I have picked out just the right spot for the hutch, and it will enjoy a new responsibility of housing our daily use dishes and casseroles. Can’t wait!