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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:05 pm 
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I celebrated my 74th birthday on the 3rd of the month and was gifted a pleasant surprise from one of my two sisters, the older one who is 70 now. When we were children, our parents did not allow us to play with a certain handmade model which had belonged to our grandfather and was given to our dad when his father passed. It is well over one hundred years old and has indeed survived in remarkably good condition considering I would secretly and carefully play with it when our parents were away. I had forgotten about it many decades ago and was not aware my sister had acquired it after dad passed in 1988. It now rests inside my bookcase behind glass doors for safe storage and care. I took it out today for a couple of photos which I have posted below. The model is a "Conestoga" wagon ( Conestoga wagon - Wikipedia ) which I decided to pose on a particular book from my library to provide context...

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And to illustrate the incredible technological changes in less than five or six generations of pioneering innovations...

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Great story and photos Ron, thanks for sharing that piece of, not only personal, history. Sometimes (at least for me) it is so strange to watch the passing of time and trying to put it in context of our own existence and existence of our ancestors.
It helps having nice instruments and objects for measuring the time especially when they have they own history and memories :)

Wishing you many healthy years ahead !



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