Father's Day is coming up in a few days, so we still have a little time to consider and find the perfect gift to honor and show appreciation to the first man with influence in our lives. Not all of us appreciate our father's until we are grown and have children of our own. Then perhaps we realize the sacrifices he made on behalf of his family.
Fathers come in all shapes and sizes and have lots of different interests. Those who play golf, might like a golf-bag shaped small clock for his desk or bookends for his library. The clock is small, only 8" high, but big on detail. Cast brass, it has a base of snakeskin stone.
The gilded leather bookends showcase brass golfers intent on their game. Three finishes are used to accentuate the detail.
Your father doesn't golf? Finding the perfect gift can sometimes seem elusive, but with thought and creativity an idea is sure to materialize. My father used to say his greatest gift was spending time with me.
Many of us no longer have a father to honor. If you still have your Dad this Father's Day, let him know how much you love, respect and appreciate him. You will never regret it.
Years ago I read something by the late humorist, Erma Bombeck, which made an impression that has stuck with me for years. I searched it out and include it below. From Erma...
One morning my father didn't get up and go to work. He went to the hospital and died the next day. I hadn't thought that much about him before. He was just someone who left and came home and seemed glad to see everyone at night. He opened the jar of pickles when no one else could. He was the only one in the house who wasn't afraid to go into the basement by himself. He cut himself shaving, but no one kissed it or got excited about it. It was understood that when it rained, he got the car and brought it around to the door. When anyone was sick, he went out to get the prescription filled. He took lots of pictures ... but he was never in them. Whenever I played house, the mother doll had a lot to do. I never knew what to do with the daddy doll, so I had him say, "I'm going off to work now" and threw him under the bed. The funeral was in our living room and a lot of people came and brought all kinds of good food and cakes. We had never had so much company before. I went to my room and felt under the bed for the daddy doll. When I found him I dusted him off and put him on my bed. He never did anything. I didn't know his leaving would hurt so much." (Erma Bombeck, The Ties that Bind ... And Gag! [NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1987], p. 2.)
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