Monday, August 17, 2009
Just returned from cabins at Salt Fork in Ohio. Nice big State resort and park. 54 cabins and lots of rooms plus a huge lake 1000/s of acres woods, golf course, swimming pools, boating, etc. And what did I do ......Whittle! This bunch of Santa's, owls, penguins, and cup cakes are all that is left of lots that I was able to whittle. All the others were given away at the pool and at the lodge. While daughters baked in the sun and grand daughters swam, ol' papa whittled under a big market umbrella. Every hour, the life guard would blow the whistle for a pool emptying 10 minute break. That's when kids would come around. If they took any interest at all they got a little "carving". Needless to say, several moms, dads, and grand parents also were interested and received a little token. If I was not able to complete these little pieces in a reasonable time, I would not have been able to experience the joy of giving.....Lots of fun. And who knows maybe a seed was planted for a future carver....
Contrived by Tom H at 8/17/2009 08:42:00 AM