A Twig Rooster
For today’s Show & Tell I “brought” this fun little rooster that Granddaddy carved for me from a twig in the fall of 1994. We had gone camping at Beaver Lake in northwestern Arkansas, not too far from where my parents and grandparents lived. We invited them to come up and have supper with us one evening at the campground. They were delighted to do that. My parents were completely occupied playing with and entertaining our 2-year-old daughter who was their only grandchild at the time. Grandmother and Granddaddy were happy to sit around the fire and “visit”. Grandmother had brought along her crocheting, and Granddaddy had his pocket knife. He wandered around the campground a little while looking for just the right twig and this interesting piece of driftwood, before he settled down to whittle. This cunning little rooster is what emerged from the twig by the time the evening was over. He mounted it on the driftwood and presented it to me with instructions on how to varnish it. Granddaddy made many beautiful much-more-elaborate woodcarvings over the years, but I treasure this little rooster he whittled that evening at our campsite because it’s the one he made for me!
What a wonderful treasure. Such a special evening to remember whenever you look at your little rooster. Thanks so much for sharing!
Have a blessed day! 🙂
A treasure! Irreplacable! Jennifer
The Going Blog
That’s a cute little rooster. I love the story that goes along with it. Things mean so much more to us once we realize that we won’t be geting anything else from that loved one. I’ve been going through a picture box from my Grandparents and having a ball and cherishing each one because they are the last 🙂
What a nice treasure of a special time, and person. Love the picture of them.
That’s a wonderful story and a wonderful keepsake, Karla! Thank you for sharing!
OH wow, I love that story accompanying your pictures! What a treasure! Love it!
It's All Good!
Those are the best treasures aren’t they? Nice talent. Have a great weekend.
A Romantic Porch
Karla, So touching. I’m glad you have those memories. Love,Rachel
I just found your blog and I was very touch and even a bit teary eyed by the rooster…How lucky you are to have such a gift and memory from your granfather…I love things made out of driftwood or any wood for that matter…I also collect roosters so this really attracted me…It is very wonderful…Thank you for sharing it..Hugs Gramma Jeannie in Ohio
Karla, I love that little rooster and the story that goes along with it. What treasures! What a sweet little couple they are! Priceless!
Yellow Rose Arbor
Now that is a cute little rooster! Such a treasure since your grandfather made it for you!
Who forgot Show and Tell today!
What unique talent your grandfather had! Thanks for sharing.
I haven’t seen anything made
with driftwood for years.
My mom always had a driftwood
centerpiece with decorations
on it! Love the rooster, lovely
memories best of all!
What a great memory and thanks for sharing that with us. I can’t believe you still have it and it hasn’t broken or gotten lost or something. Great treasure!
that’s is sucha priceless pressie!! carved with love too. 🙂
A darling bit of whimsy, and so nice that it was a gift from a loved one.
Wonderful show and tell, Karla! The little rooster is a sweet treasure and I loved hearing your memories too!
What a great piece of folk-art your grandfather made for you!