I am honored to have a man that is a great… person, husband, father, grand father, teacher, coach (Hall of Fame), story teller and a “fb” friend as the guest writer of my 200th blog posting.
I sincerely thank him for being a “risk taker” and my friend.
Personal Museums – Mark Southworth
Collections provoke curiosity and people enjoy examining and letting their imagination create the story. We stroll through exhibits and so many questions intrude our minds. People display their own treasures to the fascination of friends. Over the years, here are some of my favorites:
Hilda’s paper weights
Lance’s display of ticket stubs
Duff’s stamps, coins and sports memorabilia ( including an autographed Yaz shirt)
George Thiberge’s Lupo’s bartending vest covered with political campaign buttons
DC and JA and their hats
Charlie and his magnificent oyster plates
Some come without great expense, and some cost a lot in money or time and effort. Regardless, they are priceless and bring many hours of happiness and pride and may even offer a glimpse into one’s persona.
My personal museum is on display in “ the cave”. Roaming beaches for hours searching for tiny fragments glittering in the sand. When I discover one, I reach down and pick it up marveling at it’s uniqueness, and wonder about the circumstances that brought this frosted piece of glass to this shore. Had it been washing up on the shore for twenty years or maybe fifty tears. From a fine bottle of wine carelessly discarded during a sunset sail, of a beer bottle accidentally dropped overboard during a fishing excursion. When I have finished cleaning all the sand off it, I place it in my pocket. When home, I spread my day’s haul out and admire the contrasting colors and shapes.
My personal museum provides endless opportunities to dream a story. I enjoy this and hope that those strolling through will also.