Gosh, a week has gone by since my last post.
*poof* goes the time...
This morning I went out to one garage sale and I found this neat little table.
It needs some work to spiff it up, or a good cleaning and a large doily until I get to it, ha!
But, it gets interesting here when you take out the drawer to clean out the spiders.
The back of the drawer was used as a make shift ledger of sorts!
To keep track of the boat payments made by Pat.
By my calculations, Pat paid $1475 for the boat between 1998 and 2001. That's only 14 years ago that this record keeping started. It's hard to imagine that the person was short on paper in 1998. So, it leads me to think that keeping track of this was a covert operation, being hidden on the back of a drawer. Why? Don't you love this? This is Pat and the boat seller's story and I hope I'm not invading their privacy by making it quasi-public.
All of us lovers of old things are intrigued by the stories that old houses, objects, and such have to tell. But, this time, maybe because it's so recent, it feels a bit like an invasion of privacy.
Obviously, not so much so that I didn't post this though, hmmm....
But, it intrigued me and I thought you may find it interesting also.
So, I started this post to show you the drawer, my "find".
But as I end this post, I think my sense for the respect for the privacy of the - should I call them story tellers?- and for the personal items we find that hold history and stories, is my somewhat surprising find this week and the more valued one.