ON THE BACK BURNER

Sept. 1

I often am unmerciful to my son about his " inventory". That's what he calls all of the accumulated stuff that he has. I do give him full credit for knowing where everything is. That takes skill. The other day, he was examining a small pocket knife that he bought me at a yard sale. I figured that every gal should have a knife and since he has an eye for " stuff", I asked him to be on the look out for me. He did find this small knife, just perfect for me. He sharpened it and now he was trying to see where it came from and what company made it. He did the same thing that Bob always did when he was looking at something really close up. He took off his glasses. The inscription was still too small to read, so my son went into his work shop and came out with a toy that we gave him over 50 years ago. A " little eye" magnifying glass. The company that made this , and it was a set, " little eye" and " big eye", was called Creative Playthings. We had a number of their well made, creative toys. I couldn't believe that my son still had the magnifying glass. It still had his name, address and telephone number , written in nail polish, on the wooden handle. I knew that he still had his Evanston Little league baseball cap,  but" little eye"?  It turned out that my knife was made in Germany, sometime between 1853 and 1954. . I used it to open  my latest Amazon package. Cool.

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Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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