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The high of my weekend was finding a piece of history in my Mom’s barn.
Reading wasn’t much of a pastime for me as it was for my sisters. I was more of a writer. But I remember the shelves in our rooms filled with books. Our house growing up had an extra wide hallway. And in it was a full length book shelf filled end to end with encyclopedias, national geographic and I think a few dictionaries.
Oh the dictionaries! Whenever I used a word out of context or asked how to spell a word, my Mother would always reply “Look it up!”. That annoyed me so bad. But I learned so much that way. I also learned that the word ignorant doesn’t mean “rude” like most people think it does. That word seems (to me) to be the most misused word in context…EVER!
Ignorant: without knowledge of
Trust me I had to look it up a hundred times.
So anyway, while cleaning up my mothers porch getting ready for the warm weather. We took the winter wood off the porch and stored it in the barn.
In the back of the barn were shelves piled with boxes that had our names on them.
I had to be nosey.
They were books from our childhood!
Oh how lovely! We took them down and cleaned them up. Oh the memories just flowed across the table just bouncing from person to person. Some of the books are from the 50’s. There were old puzzles there too. surprisingly the pieces were all there. Almost!
Now my daughter will have a peice of me sitting on her bookshelves for years to come.
I have become addicted to craigslist and online yard sale sites. I find it very therapuditc to buy something for a dollar that once cost forty five dollars. That could become somewhat of a problem at some point in my life.
Though I have not posted in sometime, I still write things down and take my pictures in hopes to someday put my thoughts on this blog.
One Day while searching my selective pages of craigslist, I noticed wooden paddles. When I looked at the name of the post…”tea cake molds”… I thought how cunning are these. How awesome would it be to research the erra of birth for these molds?
It just so happens it was alot harder then I had thought. I know nothing about them at all.
I made arrangements to meet up with him. I was so nervous. I usually meet up with people in my area. People I may know. But I didn’t know this area to which he lived. So I took a friend.
When I arrived to his house. My jaw dropped. I felt out of place pulling into his driveway in my mediocre van. I felt like I should have been driving a Porsche. His house took up an entire block it seemed. I felt under dressed and poor, compared. The pillars on his porch stood stories above me. A five car garage sat right around the corner. Beautifully sculpted toapiaries greeting me at the steps.
I ring the bell. He answers right away. As if he was waiting for me intently. “Please come in” he says extending his arm in greeting. ‘Should I take off my shoes?’ I thought. I was afraid to touch anything.
As I stepped in, to the left was a table filled with his craigslist orders for pick up. Among them was a crystal vase that hung on the walls of the titanic. (Supposidly).
He proceded to tell me that his wife and him bought these molds in Connediciut at an antique store. She has since passed away therefore he has to do all the cleaning now and when he cleans his shelves he knocks down his molds. So he said it is time to get rid of them. I had to chuckle.
So my next adventure…how do I use them?