Monday, August 16, 2010

What's That in the kitchen sink?

when I typed What's that in the sink, I flipped way back in time (45 years) and remembered bathing my 2 boys in the kitchen sink. (sink baths, cloth diapers, YIKES). Of course none of you remember that.

OK, how many of you have already thought

"Why-Would-She-Do-That?"

Not the cleaning it in the sink but the purchase of it in the first place.
Is it ugly? Yes
Is it a pain to keep clean" YES
So Why?



I found one painted in a flea market for 50.00, wanted it but refused to pay that much. 2 months later found it in a craft store unpainted for 15.00. Bought it, spent HOURS hand rubbing antique paint into each and every crevice.

Here is the answer. This is Hubby Bob and Myself the year we got married. Look carefully at the HAIR.
now do you know WHY?
My son Daniel was 17 when I met Bob, I pointed him out to Daniel accross a parking lot. his comment is still the family joke.

"Why him Mom, he looks like a Salty Old Sea Dog to me"
           
                           And he was and IS a Salty Old Sea Dog.
One of these days I will put him in the goodwill box. (the statue NOT the Hubby)

if you want to see what hubby looks like 25 years later.......



PS... I think the bust is Leonardo da Vinci

15 comments:

Ginny said...

Well, at first I did think you were gonna put Bob in the Goodwill box! What a funny sight, that head in the sink!! The sink looks like mine. But whose head is it, do you know? Where will you put it? I love the picture of young Bob and Sandra!! He is very distinguished looking.

Judy said...

Does that mean that you now give Bob a bath in the sink???

I used to bathe my daughters and my granddaughters there too! Like mother, like daughter!

George said...

I remember both giving the kids a bath in the kitchen sink and cloth diapers. I'm definitely glad you are not going to put Bob in the Goodwill box!

Scott said...

Pretty obvious now that I see that photo. Very interesting that he looks like a salty old sea dog just like Leonardo did.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh YES---I remember bathing my sons in the kitchen sink at times... AND --I remember cloth diapers for sure.... Yipes!!!!!

When I was a little girl, I would go sledding in winter. When I came home, all wet and cold, my mother would have me soak my feet in the kitchen sink --in nice, hot water---to warm me up... It was wonderful and a great memory.

Love the picture of you and 'Sea Dog' when you got married. Has he EVER cut his beard??? Do you know what he looks like with a shaven face??? You obviously like that; I'm not sure I would... Luckily, George shaves every day...

Love your old bust---and I can see why you like it too.

Hugs,
Betsy

Snapper II said...

Sandra. That is the man we see at the intersection of Highway 17 and I-95. He is always holding a sign that says " I was on the fast track to get a degree in FINANCE when the money ran out. Wouldn't you like to contribute to my higher education" Please. I have no time to work I must keep studying.

KleinsteMotte said...

I am reading this and smiling. Memories. Cloth diapers had to be boiled in our home! Those were the days.

S. Etole said...

Chuckling ... thank you ... and hang tight to that Salty Old Sea Dog ...

SquirrelQueen said...

Well is it good to know Bob isn't going in the Goodwill box. The statue reminds me of one I have seen of Neptune.

DawnTreader said...

I can see the resemblance... ;)

Stacey Dawn said...

I think you oughta keep 'em both!! ;o)

photowannabe said...

I love how you weaved (wove??)this story about the bust and your Salty Old Sea Dog.
What a handsome Hubby. He looks like he is loads of fun.

Catherine said...

I can certainly understand your love for the bust - what a resemblance! Babies bathed in the sink - of course! And white diapers on the clothesline - of course!

Karen said...

What a fun post. This gave me my chuckle for the day. P.S. And a very handsome 'salty old sea dog' at that!!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I'd do the same! Ahh..I gave my kids a bath in the sink and the laundry sink as well before!! Your son's remark was hillarious!! (mine took the cake as well)- this is precious of you guys- luv it Sandra!!