Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Dad's Reserve Supply........
I am throwing junk right and left out of my dad's garage. He died in 2000 and my brother who was living there continued to fill the garage with his construction stuff. When my brother died in 2008 he left me with a mess. I have given a lot of things away. I have invited people to come in and help themselves, I didn't even want to know what they took, just keep the material moving out of the garage. Last Monday I was feeling a little down and overwhelmed when I stumbled onto this high on a shelf in a cupboard.
My dad loved to fish and he had a large set of tackle that he let my two sons have when he realized he wasn't able to go fishing in Minnesota anymore. He could go to a few ponds around Osceola, but for the most part all his fishing buddies had died and he really had no one around free to go with him. His health really shut him down his last few years. When he did take off to the city pond, he had a reserve box of lures, and I found it.
He wasn't hiding it as much as my brother just stuffed it away so he could get more things of his into the cupboard. I reached up being able to not see what I had reached for and there it was.
Thanks Dad for giving me a few tears and a lot of smiles. These were his favorites. All of his favorites except for a dare devil that he used all the time in Minnesota.
Thanks for stopping by.............