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Sailing Away

Hub is hurt that Popeye hasn’t called us to tell us the Sea Hag is pregnant again. Poor Hub, he just doesn’t get it.

So, moving forward…

My mom told us that she didn’t want any gifts for her 78th birthday in June – she just wanted my two sisters and I to clean the windows in her apartment. She then got her third case of shingles (yes, I know there is a vaccine and if you are successful talking my Mom into getting it, you must be the Pope, ‘cause he’s the only person that I think she’d listen to) and so we had to push the cleaning back a month.

We gathered at the apartment on Saturday, and while we were cleaning, I couldn’t help but notice all of the ships that my Dad has built over the years. He’s always built ships and model cars and airplanes but he hasn’t been building them since he got so sick a few years ago. The detail work on these models is so intricate and I’m fascinated that my dad ,who always seemed to be about ready to jump out of his skin, could do something that required a calm and steady hand.

I was admiring them and suddenly knew I just had to have one – I had to have a piece of this “calm and relaxed” Dad. He seemed pleased that I asked him if I could have one and said, “Sure, pick one out”.

I said, “No Daddy, I want you to pick one out for me”.

He chose this Whaler for me.

I came home and put in on the shelf in my sewing room and then my OCD kicked in and I knew I needed another one for the other end of the shelf. So I went back on Sunday and asked him for another one and he gave me this Schooner.

The jar in front is a milk glass candy dish that my Mom gave me. This shelf is turning into a memory shelf.

I’m hoping his hobby will influence my own creativity.

8:39 a.m. - Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2009
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