The heft and feel of a well-worn handle,
The sight of shavings that curl from a blade;
The logs in the wood pile, the sentiment of huge beams in an old-fashioned house;
The smell of fresh cut timber and the pungent fragrance of burning leaves;
The crackle of kindling and the hiss of burning logs.
Abundant to all the needs of man, how poor the world would be
Without wood.

Everard Hinrichs, quoted by Eric Sloane in A Reverence for Wood

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Friday, March 2, 2012

A Memorial in Wood (Literally)

Don't know if it's true, but I want it to be...


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The balloon tire on the bike was not used until 1940 or so.
Nice thought though

The Floor Whisperer said...

A boy went to war in 1941......... could be a typo?

Roland Derveaux said...

A child going to war ???

Anonymous said...

Odd that somebody would chain a bike to a tree that far off the ground.

Daryle said...

I want it to be true too. Even if it was chained there in 1941 what is shown could be possible.

Robert Spielman said...

Who actually chained up their bike back then?

Anonymous said...

The US did not get involved in that war until 1917.