Finds in the Garage

Yesterday while cleaning the garage I found Gigi clutching several keepsakes and weeping.

One was a little ceramic clock my father made her. I was surprised at the detail of work. Patience was not a virtue of my father but he managed nevertheless to show patience in his ceramic work.

My dad did ceramic work in the last 5 years of his life when he was very ill with a failing heart. He found that someone who was fantastic at his work and suddenly tossed into disabling retirement difficult. Doing work with his hands helped him feel productive.

I found my father’s golf clubs too. They look like museum pieces compared to clubs of today. The woods were actually made of wood, and the golf balls were hard and brittle. The tees and canvas bag looked so old fashioned. Honestly they all looked like the stock picture I have on the right column of this blog.

I was going to toss them and Gigi talked me out of it.

The clubs are probably 40 plus years old.

We found a marriage certificate from a couple who had long since divorced and remarried. I think Gigi was going to frame the picture but never got around to it.

Who knows what else is in there. I’ll soon find out.


TerryC said...

That's sooo funny! Why is it that people suddenly NEED something they haven't seen for YEARS, when they're cleaning out a garage or closet?

Are you going to build a display case for all of the suddenly necessary things you're finding?

This is an amusing project Reg, you'll keep me in stitches for weeks (hope my incision doesn't pop open)!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how things like these become so much more valuable when memories are your only connection to the person who owned or made them. I would do the same as Gigi. In fact, I have an old wooden candy box that used to hold chocolates. It's where I keep my nail polishes and I hang onto it because it was my grandfather's.

Anonymous said...

I grew up with Papa's ceramic nativity scene. Every year I loved setting it up in our living room. I was always so impressed that I was related to someone who did something so wonderful

Crazed Nitwit said...

you've an award on my blog :)