Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The Box Pop Pop Helped me Make

I am looking at boxes for the next few weeks and have come to realize I have lots of boxes and that we like things that come in nice boxes. Did you ever buy an apple product? Great care was given to having a box with exactly the right fit. The same is true for products that come from Levengers. Levengers sells pens and fine writing paraphernalia. I am going to focus on important boxes or boxes that hold treasures. 

Well today’s box is about 48 years old. I made it when I was ten with the help of my Mother’s father who we called Pop Pop. By the time I was ten,  Pop Pop was pretty old but he still had wood shop in the basement of the home in Yonkers, New York that he shared with my aunts, Fredi and Helen. Each summer when we would go visit he would spend some time with me and my brothers working on wood projects. My projects were made from scraps which reflected my skill level.

For the next few years I used this box to carry my books, drawing materials and other stuff that I took on vacation to amuse myself. In those days cars did not have DVD players in fact the DVD had not yet been invented. So while traveling we read or played license plate games to amuse ourselves.

This box now lives in my garage where it holds sandpaper.

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