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there HAS to be a story behind this boat…
The Good Ship Lollipop? 😉
Love the rainbow flag!!
Love the various tags!
LOL… The tags are funny.
Story? Hmmm… As my dad started losing his energy in his final few years, he did fewer big woodworking projects and more tabletop ones, like this boat. He learned to sail in his teens, and never lost his love for it. And no, he didn’t add the rainbow flag to the smokestack!
I just viewed some Shirley Temple clips on Youtube, James — SCARY!!! Would they be legal today?
Thanks, Gina! It was put there for Pride weekend and never removed.
Sorta help explain things, don’t they, MFJ?
Thanks, Urban Thought! I think it’s Livingisdetail who made the tag “bloody hell”; whatever fits, eh?
Whatever floats your boat! Sorry, couldn’t help it!
Well, I’m a bit late for WW — my apologies: it’s been one hell of a week and it’s only Wednesday evening here — Gaak!
I can relate to this boat in more ways than one. First, the obvious. The colors are wonderful.
Secondly — and especially after reading your explanation, Lavender — it reminded me of my Dad. He was a seafarer, and a collector of model ships (including those intricate ones inside bottles), and his hobbies included woodworking. He mostly did cabinetmaking — we all have some of the beautiful pieces he built — so I can relate to your father’s woodworking projects.
In sum, a very nice WW post — aesthetically pleasing, and also nostalgic for me.
Thanks, Checkers, you ol’ C-dog you!
Hey, I’m open for comments anytime, TRB!
I’m glad to hear that today’s offering has evoked some warm memories. I wish I had known my dad better — the brother who worked at his side all those years has turned out the best of the bunch of us kids — but at least, like you, I have a few of the objects he so lovingly made in his workshop.
Have a good week; I hope this one’s a little easier on you! 🙂
What a gorgeous boat! It must be wonderful to have something hand crafted by your father. My father likes woodwork but he doesn’t really get around to finishing his projects. He started making me a very modern lime green sandpit back when I was a small child and I am still waiting for a firm completion date lol.
Oh, dear, you are a patient daughter! Maybe you could get your dad a mobile chook run and a couple of hens for his birthday, and convert the sandbox to a dustbath! 🙂
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