This week’s challenge…’Heritage’ takes me back to going to my grandma’s house just about every Sunday where there was always lots of good food and fun.
One thing I remember was my grandpa sitting on his big rocking chair in the basement holding court with my dad and my uncles each nursing a bottle of beer and discussing world issues…lol. Being around five or six at the time, I didn’t participate much in those talks but there was this bottle opener nailed to the wall and a square box under it to catch the bottle caps.
Me and my two cousins used to grab the beer caps out of this box and use a hand operated stone grinder on my grandpa’s workbench to shine the caps. I have no idea why or what we did with them but it seemed to be fun at the time.
So years after my grandparents passed away, I was helping my aunt get the house ready for sale and there it was…
Now it’s nailed to my basement wall and every time I walk by, it puts a smile on my face remembering those Sundays as a kid growing up.
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This is a sincere, down-to-earth post. Nicely done and relatable.
Thanks odell…appreciate the comment.
Well, who knew you were such a softie Andy!!! Love that you saved and still use the opener. Love even more the story about your Sundays growing up. Nothing like a childhood memory to make us smile 🙂
It must be a getting older thing Tina…lol.
What a great thing to do by bringing it and the attached memories into your home to keep you smiling about a wonderful family connection. 🙂
Thanks Judy…always nice to look back on fun times now and then 🙂
Now that is not something you see everyday. It looks like a very old-school way of opening beer bottles and I haven’t seen anything like that here in Australia. It looks in very good condition – no rust and maybe it still works 🙂
Yep, it’s in good condition and still works. I believe the top part was fairly common around here in those days but I think my grandfather came up with the idea to put the box part underneath to catch the beer caps. Thanks for stopping by Mabel.
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What a lovely heritage to find and those wonderful Sunday memories. You’ve made me think of my own Sunday family lunches.
Appreciate the comment and glad I could trigger some happy memories for you Irene.