Friday, May 16, 2008

It is that time again , time to enjoy all the goodies at Show and Tell Friday.

This may look like a ordinary wood frame that someone( me) has attempted to improve the look of this sad frame, by adding material. I love this frame. My aunt Toots ( don't you just love the name) gave this to me after I opened the shop. She said her boys had made it out of wood from the old chicken house. My first memory of the chicken house , was it being torn down. It had seen it's better days and brush had grown up in it and it was falling in. I was very young, alot of years ago. Who would have known I would get so excited about some wood from chicken house.
So this is not the only piece of wood I have. When teenagers burned the covered bridge on my road down, I drug a piece of smokin wood home to save. And when we was building our house, I wanted wood off the barn to use as trim. The tradition still lives in my house. And I think about my grandparents building that barn, to protect the animal from the cold and rain. They were farmers and lived off the land.

5 comments:

ceekay said...

I just had to tell you that I grew up with a friend who's mother was my mother's friend. Hope you can understand that. Anyways, her name was Toots. Really, it was a nickname, but everyone knew her as Toots. What a wonderful woman she was, so from your post I know your Toots must be too! Thanks for bringing up a great memory for me!

jennifer said...

Love that. Sentimental is a good thing! Gives us a Heritage!!

Jennifer

Kelli said...

That is so neat and what a beautiful frame!
~Kelli

Kathy said...

Great story and great name!!...Kathy

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this lovely post. :)

Ruuta