Thursday, January 11, 2007

Old Stuff

I saw a claw-foot bath tub in a pasture as I drove to Jasper this morning. It was being used to water cattle. It's funny how things trigger memories.
When I was no more that five years old, we lived in Whiting, Indiana for a short time and our apartment had a claw-foot tub. That old tub held enough water to float a bass boat. I guess I remembered the tub because none of the houses in which we lived prior to that had indoor bathrooms. It had chrome and white porcelain handles that looked like X's.
Both of the bathrooms in our house now have fiberglass bathtubs and showers. When I saw the claw-foot tub today I wondered how hard it would be to clean up and install in our bathroom. Of course we would probably have to knock out a wall and rent a crane to pick the old tub up but I think it would be worth it.
The older I get, the more I think about the old stuff. Things that were built to last even if you use them a great deal. Newer, shiny-er, smaller, rarely means better.
Call me old fashion, but I love the old stuff. Anyone who visits our house would have to agree.
Now, can someone tell me where I can rent a crane?

1 comment:

  1. Old stuff has value if you can remember it and I can. Just walk into antique shop and see the prices on things you gave or threw away.:( :(


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