Friday, January 22, 2010

What’s In A Name

    While trying to deal with my stress and health and basically being the person I am (which is one that hides from the world and doesn’t like to leave my house) – I have thrown myself into the renovations that still need doing in this big old barn.

Our house guest (also known as Sam) has been taking care of me and helping out as well.

We are in the process of sanding the dining room floor and while doing so – Sam won’t let me run the machine so it’s all him – we came across something in the hardwood.

We’re not sure what it is and believe it to be a name so I’m going to post some pics of it here and see if any one of you can figure out what it says.

Please note there are 2 different spots which to me look like two different names.   

So here we go.P1210005

P1210006 P1210006P1210004And the other ‘name’.

Any and all ideas are gratefully welcomed.

P1210007

*CLICK PICS TO EMBIGGEN*

18 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

No idea what they say -- sorry.

Maggie May said...

My eyes are non too good. Couldn't makes much out. Is it a trick question?

Nuts in May

Leslie: said...

My guess is "April." But it's very intriguing. HOpe you discover the secret.

aims said...

No Maggie - it's not a trick question - these letters showed up once we started sanding.

Even if anyone could pick out letters and note them would help.

Leslie - that's interesting.

I know I should go to town hall and see who owned this place before me.

Lane said...

That's interestong. The first looks like 'work' with an exclamation mark but very difficult to decipher.

I hope you can find out some background.

Dr.John said...

I tried. I made the pictures big.But I just couldn't really get whatever it is in focus.
It is an interesting mystery.

Nurse Pickles said...

_arry

Larry? Garry? Parry? Barry? Harry?

Polergirl said...

I thought the first ones look like _arky (marky, larky, parky?) and the second one like the letters BN?

Melanie said...

I re-wrote what I could see when I clicked big.
1. WPRY, MPRY, AIPRY, ADPRY, Best guess AUDRY

2. Bri, Dri

Looks like what you get when you use a magnifying glass in the sun to scorch wood.

I hope you look up the records and get more clues.

bermudabluez said...

I'm sorry aims....I can't make anything out...

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

That is so awesome aims! I would love to have found that. My guess is it is the name of the kid that once had that room. After reading the others comments I could see both April and Harry. Though I am leaning toward Harry since I could see Harry Potter burning his name in the floor with his wand! :-)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Wow, that's spooky! I can't make it out but I'm intrigued beyond belief, you know me.

CJ xx

grandmamargie said...

The first one looks like Mark to me. I can't tell anything about the other. But, it's very interesting.

rosiero said...

How strange. I can make out the odd letter but not the whole word. Sorry, I am not much use, am I?

Mickle in NZ said...

Dear Aims, have done my damndest and my daftedess yet Mickle remains clueless over the possible words and letter combinations.

xxx and 0x0x0x0x

TSannie said...

I think I see a p and a k in the first one. The second...first letter an R? Last letter an i or l??

I love mysteries like this - BUT I also want to know the end of the story!

BT said...

Well I think everyone has given every combination possible aims! Have you found anything out yet??

Jian said...

there must be 'PR' not sure the other letters sorry T>T