So when I say these trophies were hard won, I mean it.
That’s right I actually won these!
One says “Colliery Gardens and Surface Maintenance Competition”
Another is a award from “Nottingham Schools, Badminton Association, Boys Doubles”,
and the last one says, “National Coal Board East Midland Division, Best Pithead Baths and Canteen Garden”
What… you don’t think I really won these? Are you doubting me? Why MUST you be so suspicious?
Must I produce the receipt from the auction where I WON them?
I was sitting next to a sweet lady who also wanted some of these trophies. There were quite a few. We agreed that I would bid on them, and then we would split them. We agreed ahead of time, that we would not go over a certain amount. I bid, but was outbid by someone else. The winner selected several trophies, and then the auctioneer offered the remaining trophies at the price I had bid to the back up bidder, who just happend to be me! I went up and grabbed all that was left, and we split them. I took 3, and she took 3.
I also snagged this great display box. Does it look a bit odd to you? It’s widest at the top, and narrow at the bottom. I didn’t notice it before the auction began, but I could tell someone was going to get it for about $40, and wondered why it shouldn’t be me.
After I got home with it, it hit me. It’s the top of a grandfather clock. Well, I mean it used to be… the top of an grandfather clock. Now it’s a display case. Someone added that shelf inside the cabinet I am guessing after clock broke or after the bottom was eaten by termites. I have lots of theories as to why it’s no longer a clock case. I love that someone before me re-purposed it. I would say it was a blogger, but I’m guessing it was converted to a cabinet long before there was such a thing as a blog.
Here’s a list of the parties that I visit on a regular basis. I might have shared this link at any number of these.