Saturday, November 26, 2011

Inspiration Avenue Weekly Challenge
"Aged Beauty"

"Grandpa Charlie's Saddle"
This saddle belonged to my Grandfather
Charles Raymond Johnson. I never got to meet him, because he died in a hunting accident when my own father was only 16. The saddle was kept by my father & stored in our garage attic. When it came time to clean out my childhood home, the saddle was found, by my cousins husband, Bob. I did not know that it was still in the family. My mother had told Bob, that he could have the saddle, which we gave to him. It is proudly displayed in his office and used when he & my cousin, Velma, compete in Chuck Wagon Cook-offs. It has been completely restored, an


Shelinwa said...

awesome mom!! very cool I love it

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Oh what a perfect story to go with an AMAZING entry- I LOVE this!

artangel said...

What a wonderful family heirloom - the dark leather is lovely, it's really beautiful!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

How perfect. Restored to its true aged beauty. An ever so thoughtful oxymoron that makes it the perfect choice for this week's IA challenge.