Monday, March 3, 2008

Mom's woodchip carved clock shelf

This clock shelf was made by our mother about 1931 or 1932. Our dad had started to experiment with various kinds of wood craft and Mom wanted to try something herself. This clock shelf became one of the icons of our home for over six decades, hanging on the wall near the kitchen stove. A succession of clocks came and went from the little shelf, but, together, they all marked the passage of time that recorded the history of our family. Since only one of us can keep the shelf at one point in time, posting the photo on this blog provides a means for all of us to remember it and the role it played in our lives.

8 comments:

Ann said...

That brings back alot of memories. What year do you suppose Mother did that? Was it in Ralston or Penrose?

Elizabeth said...

Chip carving took place very early on in Penrose. Dad made either Cindy or Elna a chip-carved box while he was working at the dude ranch. Mother tried her hand at it. (How did she get that done when she was so busy with us?)

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Judy said...

Who has the box with the chip-carving on it? Did Mother do that one also?

Steve said...

Answer to Judy's question. Me.

Judy said...

Nice confession, Steve. Now how about getting a picture posted?

Dwight said...

For that matter, how about everyone posting something? This is supposed to be a family blog; everybody keeps clicking, nobody posts! Arise! We get lots of page clicks and views from everyone who keeps checking to see if anyone else has posted anything. Today while the sun shines! Etc.

Judy said...

I am so proud of Dwight! He already knows us....what did he expect? Okay, Dwight, I am working on it. Just you wait!