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05-09-2009 11:54 PM

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Well tomorrow is Mother’s Day and I got to thinking (dangerous).

Mom was widowed when I was 7 (she was 26) and she raised the three of us for 7 years before remarrying. As you can imagine, it wasn’t easy. So in tribute her hard work and sacrifice, here is my homage to her weapon of choice (the fly swatter was second).

Extra long handle- for greater momentum

Knob on the end of the handle- will not slip out of even the tiredest hand

Extra body where the handle meets the business end- guaranteed not to snap off during heavy use

Flat bottomed spoon- more spoon to butt surface area

Thanks, Mom, with your help- I think I turned out alright!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.


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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 05-10-2009 12:50 AM

This is a great post, Lew and a nice story to go with it. I am sure that your mother will get a lot of enjoyment from this spoon.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 05-10-2009 12:58 AM

Great post Lew. She will enjoy here new gift.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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mmh

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#3 posted 05-10-2009 12:58 AM

A thoughtful gift that she will use (in one of many ways) for many years!

Your story reminds me of my cousin’s Weapon Of Choice. She raised 5 kids and bought a 5 foot rice paddle and hung it on the kitchen wall. When ever one of them (or several) got out of hand, the rice paddle came off the wall. It didn’t have to very often, as the first demonstration was pretty memorable.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 02:06 AM

LOL That is very nice Lew

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 02:44 AM

I respect a guy that publicly recognizes his mom. Wish mine was still here

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#6 posted 05-10-2009 02:55 AM

My Mom had one too. Great post.

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#7 posted 05-10-2009 02:55 AM

Great gift for the one who cares the most about you.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-10-2009 04:31 AM

beautiful tribute…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 05-10-2009 06:01 AM

Every new mom should receive one of these and be trained to use it.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#10 posted 05-10-2009 06:04 AM

glad my mom didn’t know any LJ’s like you. The cheapies she had were bad enough.

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#11 posted 05-10-2009 07:55 AM

Just lovely. You must have some fantastic bruises, and a lot of love and learning surrounding each one :)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#12 posted 05-10-2009 10:31 AM

Nice gift to your mom.
I supposed she would never use it as weapon against your good self, coz she knew you have tools to use as the shield!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#13 posted 05-11-2009 04:45 AM

Great Lew. A nice remembrance.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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