It was a kit clock. The style, with the picket fence along the bottom, was popular in its day. In the original Great Gatsby movie (with Robert Redford) there's a scene in which a clock very similar to this one makes a brief appearance.
It's the only thing I have of my grandfather as he wasn't a part of my father's life and thus not a part of the lives of his grandchildren. My father said, since he slept in the living room, that he grew up listening to it's ticking and bonging all of his life. When Dad's mother died, he took the clock. Then he gave it to me.
It has kept descent time all these years, until recently when it just plain stopped.
We spent a small fortune and had the clockworks completely overhauled, cleaned and repaired.
It's tick-tocking and bonging beautifully once again.
The clock man says, with oiling once every 4 or 5 years, it's good for another 100 years. That's a lot of tick-tocks, a lot bongs.
My grandfather's clock is too tall for the shelf
So it's stood 109 years on the floor...
Every Thursday, from now until I don't know when, I'm going to express my thankfulness, for at least ONE something.
I've chosen a picture of the Deep Field to remind us all of how precious and rare this tiny ball of dirt, that we call Earth, is.
This is it. It's all we've got Let us be kind to Earth and each other. Let us be THANKFUL for what we have.
Today I'm thankful for: Hamburgers!
Why? Because it's National Hamburger Day.
Pay it forward, buy a hamburger for somebody in need.