Well when you store furniture in the woods in a trailer you have to expect some losses. Can you imagine the pleasure we have given the mice, rats, snakes and squirrels?
Mouse #1, “hey City mouse, check this out, (inside the nice Broyhill chest) we got a condo!”
City Mouse,”Yeah and smells good too, with the cedar balls over there! and look at this, over here. If we chew off enough of the frame we can see our selves running around, it is a big mirror!”
Rats nests in every drawer, but the real damage was from the water, let in by chewing creatures.
This is the only New furniture we ever had (I think), I know it was the nicest, we went to a Broyhill (Braw-hill, native talk) dealer in Lenior, NC where the furniture is made and bought it.
Above is one of the custom night stands I designed and had my cabinet man build. It has a slide out snack table and a magazine rack in the back. Sorta makes you sick, but these are just things, so they can be repaired or replaced.
NOW GOOD STUFF:
I was on a ‘shake down’ cruise in the Caribbean on my first re-enlistment in the USN. I went ashore in Montego Bay, Jamaica. (Sherry was in her late 20’s before she got a wedding band, and in her 60’s before she got the engagement ring.) Yeah I know that sounds a little backward, but we all know I am weird. Well in Montego Bay I bought this girl a Birthstone ring, Topaz. She seldom wore it, and in all the packing and storing we misplaced it.
Well as you can see, I found it packed away, not bothered by any critters. I also found Love letters
not touched by rats or mice. Sherry kept all my letters and I kept hers. These are mine to her.
On the cruises I made a booklet out of her letters. this the the cover of a 6-week North Atlantic Cruise. I noticed this was over the month of September, so I was at sea on our 12th anniversary also.
Sorta gives you a good feeling to read some of those letters. Funny, I thought I could never love her more, but I think I do. Military wives with and without children, have a rough time while the mate is away.
Thanks for coming by the log.
Church bulletin bloopers:
Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM . All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. Is done.
They built this 1969 Corvair while I was on the North Atlantic cruise. The next year I bought a 1963 (I think) Corvair in GITMO!