Jasia of Creative Gene is once again sponsoring the Carnival of Genealogy, the 120th! This month's them is Business and Commerce, the challenge is:
Did someone in your family own a small business? Was there a favorite clothing store, ice cream shop, shoe store, restaurant, gas station, etc. that your family frequented? Did you operate a lemonade stand when you were a child? This time around we are going to be researching small businesses and recording family memories of such.
I have decided to use this month's Carnival to put the spotlight on one of my father's entrepreneurial escapades. He owned several business over his lifetime, he even dabbled a bit in real estate. One of his dabbles resulted in a woodworking company he called, Carolina Woodworks Company. He called his company a producer of "Heirloom Wood Desirables". Now, he did not personally make any of these delightful little pieces, he had a very talented man hired for that. I do remember he loved the equipment, the process, the smell of the wood.
So, without further ado, these are most of the pieces that I have found tucked in around my home, the inventory, as it were:
|Paper Towel Holder|
Left and below: A child's toy, the game is to get the teddy to climb from the bottom to the top by pulling on the strings on each side.
|Hanging candle stick holders|
|Baby pull toy, every child needs a green frog!|
|Wooden pill boxes, or trinket holders with painted lids.|
|The race car drivers.|
|The rest of the fleet of vehicles.|
|Train and camping trailer.|
|Family of ducks. VERY yellow ducks!|
|Gotta have a lot of whales, just cause.|
I value these delightful wooden pieces, toys and decorative items my father's little business produced. Yes, to me they are heirlooms and desirable, just like my father, the entrepreneur, said.