Monday, August 12, 2013

My Dad's wooden step ladder -

This wooden step ladder has seen years of wear and paint and stain and wall paper paste, sweat and on and on.  It allowed my Dad to change ceiling lights and fixtures, put up curtain rod hardware, paint trim and window sills, doors and walls, spray for bugs outside and knock down a wasp or hornets nest, repair screens, store things on higher shelves, climb on to the front porch roof to retrieve a frisbee or a kite or ball.  I don't recall him rescuing any cats from trees but if the need arose he would have using this wooden step ladder.

This ladder has a place in our family history.  It IS our family history.  So I decided to share it with all of you. :-)




14 comments:

Jackie said...

It is beautiful to me...as I know that it is to you, too.
Thank you for sharing it, Gail.
Lovely memories, for sure....
Hugs to you from a Daddy's girl,
Jackie

Gail said...

HI JACKIE - I am SO happy to see you. And thanks for knowing the value in this wooden stepladder. :-)
Love to you and hugs to your Mama and Daddy
Gail
peace.....

Amanda said...

I quite enjoy it when people share what's important to them and their family - so thank you for sharing your dad's wooden step ladder.

I hope you are well, as always.

Gail said...

HI AMANDA - ya, my Dad, this wooden ladder and all he did on it? Priceless family memories.
Love Gail
peace....

Margie said...

I can just imagine all the wonderful memories, memories to cherish.

Love to you, Gail.
Take care now.

Margie :)

Gail said...

zHI MARGIE
Oh yes, wonderful, cherished memories.
Love Gail
peace....

Wondering Soul said...

It's so touching to see this... My dad has a 'workbench' type of thing which it reminded me of...
It's so true that there are just certain things that seem to have absorbed some of our nearest and dearest.
Thinking of you xx

Gail said...

HI AMANDA - oh yes, the memories of my Dad's home repairs and tasks are amongst my fondest.
Love to you my dear and brave friend
Gail
peace.....

Just Be Real said...

Gail, thank you for sharing a piece of your heart that is special. Hugs.

Gail said...

HI GRACE - so glad you came by.
Love to you always and lil Grace too
Gail
peace....

Gail said...

GRACE - you are so very welcome. I love that poem.
Gail
peace.....

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I see the use it has seen...in its day, so pretty

Christin said...

This is awesome!

Gail said...

@CHRISTIN
thank you so much for appreciating my memories of my Dad and the wooden step ladder.
Love Gail
peace....