|Project by JoeinGa||posted 09-15-2015 07:30 PM||776 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Several months ago my daughter (and wife) started in on me again about selling some of the things I make. I’m have absolutely NO desire to sit all day at one of these fairs, so I finally told my daughter that if she’d do the “sittin’ and sellin’ then I’d make her a bunch of “stuff” to sell and we’ll work out some kind of split. I’ve been turning bowls and also making cutting boards and birdhouses to build up an inventory to get ready.
We agreed that she wouldn’t just set up a yard sale at her house, because people will expect to get yard sale prices, and I’m not investing my time and effort plus the materials to sell my bowls for 3 or 4 bucks. So she said she’d sign up for one of the Arts & Craps Fairs they hold in the fall over on her side of the state.
Last week she called and said she was going to have a sign painted for the booth and she had a few questions about what should be on it. I told her I’d make a sign, then mulled it over for a few days and what you see is what I came up with.
The “Bampy” comes about from when my granddaughter was first starting to talk and my daughter asked us what did we want to be called. My wife wasn’t too thrilled with being called Nanny or Nanna, and somehow they came up with NeeNee. Gracie picked up on it and seemed to like it. They asked if I had a preference and I said “GranPa would be ok with me.” Bonnie said “How about Grampy?” Ok, sure, why not. So long as Gracie likes it, I’m ok with that.
So we start to teach Gracie what to call us. She picked up on “NeeNee” in a flash. But everytime I’d tell her my name was Grampy, she’d say “Bampy”
“No Gracie, I’m Grampy”
“Try again Gracie. Say GRAMpy”
“Gracie, it’s GRAMPY”
And it stuck! Now, she’s 8 (and a HALF) and she’s shortened it to “Bamps” but I’m still good with that !
Oh yeah, I think the board is red oak. AT first I thought it was cedar but when I cut into it there was pretty much no smell at all. Here’s a picture of the back before I put the Urethane on it, maybe someone knows for sure what it is?
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