Some of the things we find are so funny. Most have us saying “why did we save this?” Sadly, too much of it, we’re still saving. If I have my way, we will never be packing it up again and, as cold as it may sound, I’m not concerned about making it easy for Chad. If he wants any of it, he can go through it and keep what he wants. If not, he can toss it all without ever looking at it. At that point, it will not be my concern.
Vince is the one finding treasures today.
In 2003, Vince took a class from a guy to learn to make wooden hats. This is a mini hat that the instructor made. Vince did make two full size hats.
He found a picture of us in Montana. He handed it to me and said “Do you think we looked younger?”
Yes, I hope we looked younger. That was 20 years ago.
Time flies, and we continue to collect junk. We’re 20 years older and have 20 years more clutter.
Cute photo of you two. I hope wooden hats are just for display, although I’m not sure why exactly someone would want to display a wooden hat much less wear one…but to each his own! If a wooden hat is your thing, go for it. 🙂
Judy Laquidara says
It was more the fact that, as a craftsman, it was fun for Vince to learn to make them. Actually, the guy from whom he took lessons has made them for a couple of former presidents. Any time someone can make something so beautiful, I see the beauty in it. Through the years Vince has shown them to numerous people and they’re in awe that he made them. I see value in that also but, you’re right, to each his own.
Sara Fridley says
That is a really nice photo of you two. Over the past 44 years, we moved from a tiny house to a huge house, then to a small house, and now back in a big house. I thought I had cleaned out a lot of clutter with each move. But we still have way too much. And I feel the same way about my “stuff” – my girls can do what they want with it when I’m gone. Although I do suspect we’ll downsize at some point when my husband gets tired of tending this much lawn and so many trees. Then I guess the clutter will become my problem won’t it?
Kathleen R Robin says
Those hats are very hard to make I am told so well done Vince. Looks great.
I agree. And I think it is a beautiful piece of art.
the hat could be used to serve chips and dip.
Judy Laquidara says
That would be worse than using a quilt for wrapping furniture to be moved in an open trailer on a rainy day. 🙂
Penny Holliday says
Great picture ~ beautiful woodwork hat!
Nelle Coursey says
I love the hat! As for the photo, if you put some dye in your hair now then you would both look the same!
That hat is a beautiful piece of art. Congratulations Vince on a job well done. Please don’t store it in the new house. It should be displayed.