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Measuring Up

Casa Majulana
Sept. 2, 2007

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The first series of measurements run from the late 1940s into the 1950s. They're pretty faded, but it's still possible to track my uncle and aunts' progress through the Truman and Eisenhower administrations.

On the other side of the doorway, a series of marks chart the progress of my sister, brother, and me through the 1960s and 70s, my final mark settling about half a foot lower than I hoped it would.

In the decades since, the various nieces and nephews have moved out onto many battens along the wall. Emily and Ellie like to wait until summer's end, to get the highest marks possible.