Since Ron got me out of the house we decided to go to the antique stores downtown. We found one that opened in April and it was just lovely. These buildings downtown are just so huge. Sweet people run it and we enjoyed ourselves.( I never remember my camera)
The first thing I found, was a cigar box. It was in really nice condition and do you know how much I kick myself for not saving them from when I was a kid.
I will have to watch the movie again and see what I missed. It was the things in that old knot hole that Jem found. Things that Boo Radley left.
I also found a spindle. I have been looking for one of these forever. I was so happy to find one.
I have some old Coca Crates and my brother has a bunch out in his old shed, and some of them were for sale for 30 or 40 dollars. I thought I need to bring mine in the house. Oh, and when I worked in the grocery store we would get our watermelons in these wooden crates. We saw one for 50 dollars. The box boys would just break them up and throw them away.
When I found this one, I was so happy. You can see how this one was really used. The label is gone the wood has had so much lye on it, that it is bleached white and the wood isn't like wood anymore. There is a spot of white paint on it that made me think of a housewife, painting and taking care of her home and family.
When I was kid my Mom wanted one for her laundry room. I remember how my great grandmother and my other grandmothers would scoff at her and say, " Why in the world would you want one of those?"
I hope you have a lovely day. The news keeps talking about all of the fires we have around us. It really is disheartening sometimes. The air is filled with smoke all of the time it seems. Our kids were at the campground in July where the one on the news kept showing the people evacuating. They said, it was so dry then. I know how dry it is here. In all of my life I have never seen it as bad as it is here now. Maybe the rains will come this year.
Have a great Thursday,
They fill up the sky.
---A Tree is Nice, Janice May Udry, 1956