Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Memories



Oh, I'm having so much trouble with my computer. So Ill just leave you with this short post. My husband, we'll call him HandyMan, inherited this chess board from his father. His father made it about 70 years ago. He hand carved each chess piece. He made a wooden carrying case that also acted as the board. He painted and stained it too. He would play chess in the train on the way to Boston. He was going to Wentworth College. My husband, HM, also played with this same board in high school and college, so now the tradition is being passed down to Son. HM and Son have been playing chess together making new memories. Oh the stories this board could tell. It's a family treasure for sure.

2 comments:

FunctionalPlaces said...

I bet it won't be long before Son can beat HM at a game of chess! That's a great photo of the board, too.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

What a fantastic board!! A beautiful family heirloom and a great tradition.