Everyone? I would like you to meet "The Club."
This was one of our wedding gifts, and while I greatly appreciate the gesture, I don't really know what to do with it. Nothing in our house goes with it, and it is substantial enough that airport security would probably detain me for carrying a concealed weapon in my carry-on (if I randomly decided to tote this thing around on a business trip).
The Club was given to us by a distant relative (some kind of 4th cousin 3 times removed) who made it out of the wood from our common ancestor's farm.
I know. I'm a jerk for even attempting to make light of such a thoughtful gesture.
I guess we all know where I'm going when I die. I'll send you a postcard.
The guy took the time to carve a candle holder out of it for us and even put some symbolism into it to kick it up a notch.
Evidently, the three rings around the middle have a special meaning. The bottom one represents me, the middle one represents my wife, and the top one represents all the children we will have as we fill our home with light and joy and rainbows.
Since we don't have a place for it at home and I just can't bring myself to use it for firewood, we found the perfect solution.
It has a permanent home on my desk at work.