Nostalgia: First Aid Kit

It has been quite a while since Clinton, the oldest, has been in Scouts. From time to time I come across things that remind me of the time when he was working toward his Eagle Scout badge.

In my workshop there’s a fist aid kit. There is some writing on it with a date. I don’t usually read the date when I use it because, well, I’m usually bleeding at those times.

Tonight—since I’m all nostalgic, I guess—I read it and it’s dated 11/1/04. It’s the first aid kit Clinton put together for his First Aid Merit Badge.

This year, 2014, that kit will be 10 years old! Wow, time flies. I need to get busy making this life count. Here’s a picture of the first aid kit:


Nostalgia: Tommy Gun

Nostalgic thoughts are those that come to you causing you to suddenly realize “it has been a long time since…” or “it was a long time ago when…”.

Here’s something that caused that for me. Approximately seven years ago I built (2) wooden Tommy Guns; (1) for each twin. I haven’t built any more since then, only those two exist.

The other day they came to kind and I asked, “whatever happened to those Tommy Guns.” The twins, both in college now, still have them. Pretty cool. I hope they keep them to pass on. Maybe I’ll build more for grand kids. Here’s a picture of Coke’s Tommy Gun: