The parsonage was built in 1900. It had very high ceilings. The kitchen cabinets were tall, and had been mounted high. I could reach the bottom shelf, and if I really stretched, the things at the front of the second shelf. I had a 2 step ladder, but when I moved to Tiny Village I took that one upstairs for the linen closet and purchased a 3 step ladder for the kitchen.
The cabinets here are mounted at a more reasonable height, and I can easily reach the first two shelves. Yesterday Daughter, who is 5' 6" tall (5" taller than I am), stood in the middle of the kitchen and looked around. "I feel tall," she informed me. I looked around. I feel tall, too.