Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Trinket board with Ojo de Dios
Once I used the little bulletin board for posting important notes. Now I have a wall sized bulletin board on another wall, and important things on the little one.
Starting at twelve o'clock, a tiny gold lapel pin that says Attitude. They were part of the dress code of a company my daughter worked for. She gave me one.
One of Beth's first business cards.
A fabric bookmark found by my friend Carol at an antique show. Probably a give away for a company named Bo-Peep, trademark warranted.
On burlap, something my granddaughter Bekka made in first or second grade. That is her hand in foil in the middle. Bekka will be 21 this year. A friendship bracelet Laura made is hanging on it too, but may be too small to make out.
Next the owl macrame. Beth made that in a grade school art class.
Larry's whistle. Larry hired me as the controller of a small company that was swallowed years later by a larger company and when an even larger company swallowed that company the little company was spit out and left to die. I left before it was spit out. Larry was not part of the original sale. He was leaving for health reasons. He used the whistle at company picnics, and when he left he gave it to me, to be in charge. He died before he was fifty. A good man.
Blue mardi gras fish beads. Someone handed them to me at a show, for good luck.
God's eye. Ojo de Dios. Wikipedia gives a long account of the Indian spiritual connection of this little object. It also is a simple yarn weaving, easy construction for children to understand and do. Francis made this one; he may have been about five years old.
Santa Claus pencil. I found the pencil in my Christmas stocking the last year mom was alive. Jan says it wasn't from her, so I figure it was from mom.
A cartoon Jan once cut out for me. Two suits with brief cases are passing the door that says Account ant. An ant is working at the desk. One suit says to another "All this time I thought it was a misprint." I'm an accountant. Get it?
That's the story of my God's eye.