Yesterday I ran across some treasures. I am sort of a funny guy, I file things. When the grand kids came along and drew cute stuff, I started a file. I do not have it all, but I have something each one drew for me, or something they just done. they would come in my office and play. Sherece was always the secretary and artist. She also arranged shows for the grand parents using the other kids and friends who might be spending the night.
The boys were artists or designers, and actors in Sherece’s plays. I did not make toy boxes for every one, but I did for Sherece, Corey and Ben, the oldest Grands. I still have Reece’s, it is now in the storage shed, and still full of toys they all used.
Anyway I ran across some ‘Cards’ from the card classes (in church), These were small cards with a religious picture on it and a verse. Each student got to keep the ‘Card’. The SS teacher would teach about the card. I found a small envelope, mama’s writing on it:
“Jackie found this card on the ground in 1945, he brought it to me and was amazed that anyone would throw it away.”(She kept it, yeah, I also found some tears).
I knew I had a Gold watch somewhere, I found it. No band, but I shook it and it started running.
I found 3 letters. One I had written my mama at the death of her brother Clyde. Two from Missionaries in the 1950’s. Rev. Herman Lauster from Germany and one from Rev Scuttie in Africa. My mother was a mission minded person. Bro. Lauster was imprisoned by the Nazi’s, she kept in contact, how, that is another story altogether.
I found several envelopes on which mama had written: For Jackie and Shirl, after school is out. $1.(1945). What a sweet mama!
Daddy had a little card in his wallet(when he passed away), I found it. It has a picture of a Black cat on it along with these words:
Blow your breath on the Black Cat.
If the cat turns purple there is a harmful Chemical in your breath and you should see your doctor immediately. If the cat remains Black you are well enough to attend church Sunday.
I have had fun, and conjured up a lot of memories. there are still boxes to go thru.
Thanks for coming by the log.
Carefully worded notices………………….
Dry cleaners, Bangkok :
DROP YOUR TROUSERS HERE FOR THE BEST RESULTS
Shirl had one of these Power Hawks. she offered to give it to me, yeah I am a little foolish, I said, “No I had better not!”
Scroll down to see what Woody found on the beach, and is not sure if he should return it or not.