Welcome to another Thursday where I share three things and you share three things, whatever you want. Anything at all.
Keeping with this week's theme, my three things come from last weekend's visit with Miss Pookie. When we last left off, we were taking a walk from her grandfather's house to her house, where she stays with her father, her husband, her memories which hang like the pictures on her walls, and about 5,000 fascinating stories.
1. The chair above sits on Pookie's front porch, which wraps around at least half her house and features a swing. It's the sort of porch you could laze on for
2. This house where Pookie currently lives was built by Daddy Jim. Click here to read an excellent story written by Pookie's Son Mathews Mountain Man on Daddy Jim. Chesapeake Bay Daughter notes that "Daddy Jim built sailboats, a yacht, and skiffs in the barn behind Miss Pookie's house."
3. Daddy Jim's vision for this house was very specific. Pookie said that during the house's construction he returned from being away on the boat to discover that the staircase was far too steep, definitely not to his liking. He had them rip it out and start over, with very specific instructions on how to construct it so that the incline wasn't straight up all at once. The next time he returned to another staircase that needed to be ripped out. Rinse, repeat. He made them rip out that staircase a total of 3 times before they finally got it right. Pookie simultaneously wanted to show us the end result and discourage us, since her 99-year-old father was sleeping upstairs. Next time I go back I'll take a picture of the staircase that finally passed muster.
3.b. Wait until you hear the story of his dining room fixture. Tomorrow I'll show you a picture of it.
3.c. I am so eternally grateful to Pookie and her family for allowing me to visit, take pictures, and tell some of their stories, because otherwise this week's posts would have been monopolized by whining, crying and complaining about how this has been the second worst week in 2010, which thankfully will be over soon.
Stay tuned for more stories from Pookie's Place which will include light fixtures, tractors, strangers in the night, and playpens, not necessarily in that order.
In the meantime, please tell me 3 things. Whatever you want. Anything at all.