......is traditionally the day following Christmas day,
when servants would receive gifts from their superiors.
This is an Canadian tradition like Black Friday is for the Americans!!
And...since I don't have any 'peeps'....
I always thought it was the day you cleaned up all the boxes from the gifts!
(and maybe read the manuals.....)
That's my plan for the day anyways!!
Isn't this appropriate? Our last name in farm parts??
This is the true test of taking 'junk' to make art!!
|'M A R C O T T E '|
from Frame the Alphabet
This was one of Justin's gifts.
It is a post office box from North Gate Post Office.
Here is more history on Northgate,Saskatchewan.
The front was made into a piggy bank with wood from a house in the area built in 1906.
It was made by Dennis Gervais of Weyburn,Saskatchewan.
The combination was made to be Justin's initials.
The D C stands for the Dominion of Canada(circa.1886)... that's how old these are!!
When was that last time you saw 'Made in Canada'?
Another soon to be 'history' is the penny that is embedded in the bottom.
I knew we hit the mark when Justin said he almost bought one this week!!
And then there is that Grandma 'Claus....
This is going to be an adventure!!
It is going to require a little Starbucks and some research!!
The kettles whistling....