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Carved by Great Grandmother - and Josie

July 19th 2012 10:39 pm
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Mum doesn't come from the kind of family with lots of heirlooms but one thing she does have is a small table with a patterned top that was carved by her Great Grandmother. Years before my mum was borned her father's father's mother worked on this piece of furniture and it has been kept in the family ever since.

Now Josie thinks the pattern could be improved. It began when she was trying to hook a toy and she realised that the wood is softer than it looks. Mum and I didn't realise that the noise we heard was repeated clawing so she's been doing it a while. So now there is the the original design and Josie's additions. They aren't very deep at present but she says she is doing a little every day.

Mum saw this last night and said, "oh" and then she said, "oh well" and then she explained that none of her family are particularly good at artistic stuff and on the evidence of the quality of carving Great Grandmother did that is something that's been true for many generations.

Mum's favourite Great Grandmother stories involve her enviable ability to drink pints of cream with no ill effect and of her kindness but there are never any stories about her passion for woodcarving - so mum thinks Great Grandmother wouldn't really mind too much - but could Josie work on something a bit more symmetrical? Josie is going to try.


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Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

July 20th 2012 at 12:24 am

That is neat that your momma has something from her great grandmother!
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

July 20th 2012 at 2:03 am

It nice to see that Josie artistic talent are being encouraged and enjoyed. I've never tried wood carving myself but it sounds like fun.
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

July 20th 2012 at 3:25 am

Our woodcarving tools (front claws) were removed:( Not by Mom. By the people that we lived with originally. You might want to send your Mum to the Pet store for some spray stuff that smells bad and keeps kitties away from stuff.

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