Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Club

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.
(End Tangent)

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.


Julie said...

You really are going to hell Nathan. You will be in good company though. Remember Adam's sculpture from his art class? Phil wouldn't even take it to his office to display, so I was forced to put it on the desk in our home office. And Adam isn't some distant relative. Phil will be there with you, begging for some ice water that will never come.

krystal said...

Do you keep a candle on it?

JMadd said...

I thought it was a pepper grinder. I don't think you're going to hell... but if you do, I'll be there with you because of what I'm currently doing with the nightlight/Provo Temple we were given for our wedding.

trublubyu said...

i agree with krystal-- it's begging for a candle.

we got a couple interesting wedding gifts. i think i feel a post coming on. if i can get around to it.

Heather said...

I thought it was a pepper grinder too! One future use?? When your daughter is old enough to date you can hold it menacingly when the young men come pick her up. Let them think it will be used on them if she comes back with one hair out of place!

The Head Eagle said...

Wow! Um...yeah!

This makes me think of a wooden owl, I received as a wedding gift. You have to love "what do I do with this" gifts.

Carrie said...

I think you are saved from hell because you actually tried to make a place for it. I probably would have just thrown it out and hoped that he never asked about it. You're a good person. :)

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

Some wedding gifts don't translate well from thoughtful to useful do they?

I am impressed that you have found a use for it at all. I honestly thought it was a pepper grinder.