Monday, June 27, 2011

I Found a Ghost

I bought this trunk at an auction last week. It has a nice fitted inside, much better than a run of the mill trunk, and is made of good straight grain fir. I decided that a muting of the bright yellow paint job someone slapped on it during its long life would be a good thing. I sanded it and then applied some amber shellac to dampen the color.

The sanding revealed a big surprise. The trunk was an immigrant trunk, made in northern Europe (probably Sweden) in the 1890's. The sanding revealed a ghost. The address painted on the trunk originally reappeared in the sanding.

The address is:

Lake Elisabeth Po.Co. Kandyohi
Minnesota, Nort Amerika

Kandyohi County is two counties west of Flannery Bay.

Today is Babe's
6th Birthday

He is my best friend
and a very good boy.
(We are singing Happy Birthday).

Mr. Flannery


ann at greenoak said...

what a great looking dog...

Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

Happy BDay, Babe! Love the trunk!

Anonymous said...

I love this trunk! I am looking for one just like it! might you be selling it?