Just sharing a few photos from our blossoming world today, and letting you know what I learned about the origin of the WWII grenade box in our side yard. My friend bought the chair/box already painted red. The antiques dealer she purchased it from has no idea where she found it, so that might be the end of this research.
But it was fun while it lasted. Meanwhile, here are some great Iowa backyard pics–Lance takes so many, it’s hard to keep up.
These pictures make me think of a quote I read just this week.
“If you were meant to cure cancer or write a symphony or crack cold fusion and you don’t do it, you not only hurt yourself, even destroy yourself. You hurt your children. You hurt me. You hurt the planet.
Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”
Steven Pressfield (used by permission)
SO MUCH POTENTIAL HERE…and in each one of us. Have a great week using yours to the utmost!
You know Ms. Gail. If you can recover the NSN (National Stock Number) and other info from the grenade box, you can learn where and when it was manufactured, etc. The case may not be closed yet. What a story it would be to discover a woman who worked at the Army munitions plant (maybe even the one in southern Iowa) who worked on the production line manufacturing these grenades. I wonder about the great love story that emerges as she lost her betrothed during WWII and her struggles to find herself. And how she found a war-torn veteran, with many physical and emotional scars from the war who had served beside her lost love. Oh what a story might emerge. 🙂
It sounds as if you’re being called to write a novel, J.D.!! Thanks for the info. Tell me more…if I have the #’s, then what do I do?