Dad's Vintage Scale

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© Joanie Hunt
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My dad has always collected "stuff". He's been an antiques dealer, done lighting restoration, and restored old cars. These days he simply hangs on to the items he likes most. On his front porch sits this old scale (one of about 40 in his collection). Between the scale and the whisky crate, I can't help but pause every time I walk up to the door. Perfect items, perfect place.

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  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (25 Dec 2012):

    what a cool find

  • Joanie Hunt

    Joanie Hunt said (25 Dec 2012):

    This scale is in the worst shape! My dad takes such great care to restore everything, but this particular scale has been left as is for some reason (which Dad isn't divulging!). The whisky crate is barely staying together -- I think only a prayer is keeping it from falling apart completely. You can see how rust has eaten through the base of the scale under the box. There's moss growing on the back (a rare thing for inland Southern California). And yet it's a welcome sight each and every day. Perhaps it's the color of the scale. Perhaps it's just a glimpse of what I know is in the house waiting to be seen. Whatever it is about the scale, I'm just happy Dad's left it in this same exact spot for the last 15-20 years.

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