Day 185 – Boom Bang Boom

Independence is happiness. – Susan B. Anthony

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is a photograph I took at our friends’ house, what a wonderful rainy day to spend with them, eating great food and enjoying each other’s company. Needless to say, since we’re in the midst of a huge rain squall, we won’t be seeing any fireworks tonight in celebration of the 4th of July. (Although I do hear some boom bang booms outside …)

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 184)

Anna’s perspective was, “Is it some sort of couch or seat covered in felt-like fabric and the lines are the sewed in as details?” It is not a couch or seat, nor fabric, or sewed-in details. Then Melisa chimed in … “It’s a–is that it’s real color?  It’s a…  Is it a concrete floor with some line cracks?” Well, no, that’s not its real color, I decreased the saturation. Nor is it a concrete floor with some line cracks. So what was it?

What you saw was a butcher block, one that has been in my family as long as I can remember. Those lines are from the butcher’s knives. My grandparents had a matching one, too. Each time we moved somewhere, I remember even the burliest of several men straining and groaning about moving this solid – and very, very heavy – piece of wood. This time around, it took my brother and two of his tough Army comrades to move the butcher block to our house. After my mom died, I did a lot of ancestry work and discovered my great, great grandfather was a butcher, even found a picture of him next to a butcher block!

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