Couple restore Missouri home with years of history

Sunday, August 7, 2011 | 5:44 p.m. CDT; updated 6:50 p.m. CDT, Sunday, August 7, 2011

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Just about everything in Carl Armstrong's house comes with its own history lesson. The arrowheads in the sitting room are from an American Indian encampment that once sat on the edge of his property. The sewing machine in the upstairs hallway belonged to his grandmother. The grapevines on the north side of the house have been bearing fruit for more than 100 years. The closet in his laundry room is actually a converted outhouse that he remembers using during his childhood.