Saturday, December 20, 2014
The Dear Homelies
Beside the bell is another bell, this one fabricated by David in 1975 when he was at McDonough #15 in New Orleans. It's made of magenta felt with some lace glued along the bottom and two seashells and three beads glued above the lace. This is the last surviving of these, which once numbered at least three.
On the right is reindeer, probably a Rudolph, made of three ancient-history wooden clothespins and a few black felt dots glued on along with the red yard ball nose. In 1981 Erik was 5 and still at the ECDC in kindergarten. He colored the reindeer's head with a few strokes of brown crayon.
And on the right is the last remaining ojo dos dios (God's Eye, probably spelled wrong) that I believe came from around 1971, made by Michael and me at home. I had learned how to make these from a teacher at the school where I was teaching, and I remember teaching him how to do them.