On my yearly (or thrice-yearly) treks to Brigham City I always take time to drive by the home. I love its historic neighborhood (behind the Court house parking lot). I love the huge, ancient trees that line the streets. For years I looked at it with sadness as I watched the home and its surrounding yard falling farther and farther into disrepair. Now I drive by, stop for a moment, and smile at the friendly and refreshed spirit that fairly beams from the place! Scott and Karen Ericson and their beautiful family have given it new life and have preserved it with love. Forsgren descendants owe Scott and his father, David (who purchased the home) such a debt of gratitude. Because they like to renovate homes OUR heritage is preserved.
I have only one quarrel with this article's description. It states that Peter and his wives would have done their weaving in the carriage house built onto the north of home. Though at this moment I cannot put my finger on the source, one of the family memories I read was that the silk worm breeding and raising happened in one of the rooms upstairs. During a tour of the building as it was being worked on some hooks in the ceiling of the back porch were pointed out and the suggestion given that perhaps this is where the looms were secured. Please click here to visit my former, detailed post about Peter's home.
Thank you, thank you Ericsons!!