every morning I walk 2 miles, weekends elen joins me....not a great feat, but for someone who was told a knee replacement was likely, and I couldn't walk 20 steps, Im happy.
anyway, there is an abundance of garage sales on Long Island.
its becoming so popular, people are demanding the local towns make permits necessary and limit people to onlyl one or two sales a year, claiming people are using them as a business.
whatever, we walk, we examine all the stuff, and this morning, I noticed a sale with a ton of wooden toys. All handmade.
the quality is there, I asked the person who made them?(hey, maybe theres a fellow woodworker the next block), she told me a family friend who passed away a few years ago made one every year for her son on his birthdays, and now she says, they are just dust collectors. REally?
I wanted to tell her her family friend worked hours and hours and hand made those kits, for her son, but she didn't seem to care, so I asked how much. She said like asking a question, 5 bucks each?
I asked, if I give you twenty, can I take 5 of them? sure she said, I probably could have bought them all for 3 dollars each.
I just hated to see them so unappreciated anymore, like the hours spent meant nothing, especially now that the builder is gone.
I don't know what Ill do with them, Im not a kid, I don't need toys, but I hated to see them just sit there and probably get tossed eventually if they didn't sell.(we drove by just now, and they were all still there)
Nice work, she said some of them are 20 years old.
ok, that's my post. (I think hand made wooden toys are cool, and I know how much time is put into them.)
the triplane had some offensive stickers on the wings, at least offensive to me, so I pulled them off and I will sand down the wings to match so the outline cant be seen..