Sunday, November 08, 2009

Weekend Assignment #292: The Oldest Thing

From For Ellipsis

"There's one advantage in being 102... no peer pressure."

-Dennis Wolfberg

Weekend Assignment #292: What's the oldest thing in your house or apartment?

Extra Credit: Is there anything from your childhood that you've managed to hang onto all these years?

-Karen, of the blog, Outpost Mavarin.

The oldest thing in our little cottage, just happens to be Alan! LOL. He is 7 months older then I am, and therefore the oldest "thing" in our apartment. :) If we are talking about day to day possessions, I don't think I have anything that constitutes and actual antique...yet. I do have two portraits in a lovely Victorian style that hang over our bed, but alas, I don't have a photo of them, at least not on this computer. I bought them back in the mid 80's, when Victorian pieces were all the rage. I love them so much that I believe they are the one thing I would grab if the house were burning down around me. :)

Extra Credit: Yep, now that I think about it, the oldest of my personal possessions is a stuffed turtle named Timmy. My brother brought him back to me when he came home on leave from Vietnam. I think it was in 1966 or 67. I don't have a photo of Timmy, and I don't display him anymore. He is safely packed away in my storage room, keeping some of my other "old friends" (stuffed animals) company. :)



Karen Funk Blocher said...

Timmy the Turtle! Even without a photo, I love it! Thanks for joining in, and give my regards to your "oldest thing!"

Liz said...

What a photographic reply!
The oldest thing to light must be shadow.
Your sunflower casts more light within its' shadow than many do.