Yes, I know that the phrase “a little off plumb” used as a description for testing vertical direction spells “plumb” with a “b “.  However, this site is named after my cottage by Plum Island Sound (and my house is clearly off plumb).  This poem, which hangs over the front door, came with the cottage:

This house was built by a North Shore gent
Whose level was his thumb
He quenched his thirst with elbow bent
So the house is a little off Plum (Island, that is).

And for those who know me and think, well gee, I still think she is a little “off plumb,” you are most likely correct.

The purpose of this site?  Part geek, part thoughts.  It is a work in progress, so I guess we will see together.

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