Tuesday, February 7, 2012

From Far Away

My father-in-law passed away last Tuesday after a long bout with lung cancer.  Much of his life was spent traveling.  The rewards for those who tagged along or waited at home are beautiful souvenirs.  We already had a row of these little guys displayed in our dining room.

While going through his closet a few days ago, we found several more of these scarabs and figures from Egypt and the middle east.  Each one has its own character.  We have added a few more to our home.  We did not bring home the remains of the mortar shell that went through his bed during the civil war in Beirut.  His plan was to make a lamp out of it.  Not sure he was serious.  Likely he was having his last cigarette of the night and wasn't in bed reading.  If that is the case, then I guess we can say that cigarettes saved him that night.

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