Article: The Pie Safe: Touching Story

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By Sharon Brown on August 19, 2010

It was almost as old as the mountains it came from, but that pie safe held much more than pies. It held all the dreams of a little girl, and it held all the scents of her childhood.

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Aug 19, 2010 4:30 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Oh Sharon, I'm so glad your pie safe is now safe with you Thumbs up

I loved "old stuff" as a child too so I get it.

I wonder what would happen if you would put a basket of cinnamon sticks and whole cloves in it to "hold that fragrance"

I did see Sputnik Thumbs up and for my 12th birthday I received my first transistor radio! Woo Hoo! I did attend "hops" but bobby socks by my teen years were gone although I did wear saddle shoes and bobby socks when I was younger.

Our oldest daughter still has her 45's and 33 and 1/3's and even has a "record player" to play them Smiling I have ours too and I think there are even some 78's in there. Now that's OLD Rolling on the floor laughing

Hank is a cabinet maker so I appreciate how well built the older furniture is. He still does the dovetailing on drawers when he builds them.

Thanks for another wonderful story and a trip down memory lane Big Grin


edited to say I'm still trying to figure out how you did the inside shot to show the light. Hmm...did you crawl in there yourself? Did you put the camera in there on timer? Did you borrow the little kid next door? ROFLOL I "get" the memory of that too :-)
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Aug 19, 2010 5:26 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Always touching, your stories, Sharon. You have such a gift!
Aug 19, 2010 6:12 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Thank you Sharon. My grandfather was a master cabinetmaker and I can still remember watching him punch the tin for one of these wonderful cabinets. It was such an art. He would draw it on paper by hand and then lay the paper over the tin and proceed to use awls and screwdrivers etc to get the look he wanted; then to watch him gently chisel a ridge in the cabinet for it to sit in and finally to cut the hole out and install the tin. It truly was an art and I pray it isn't totally forgotten. I can still remember the cuts on his fingers too and how sharp the edges were from the tinsnips... Thank you again so much and I'm so happy your treasure is back with you..
Aug 19, 2010 8:56 AM CST
Name: Sharon

Oh, you mean bobby sox are 'out' now? Did you roll yours down so they formed a huge donut around your ankle?

And I forgot to show a photo of my 78's.

The tin punch picture. Well, it's a wide pie safe, about 4 feet across and maybe a little more than a foot in depth. And it only has one shelf inside. I don't have any little kid neighbors, so...but only for a minute, I promise, I didn't doze off or anything. Cinnamon sticks and spices are a great idea! Thank you. And thanks for sharing your memories, too.

Hetty, Sweet Lady, thank you.

And Barb, thank you, too. Some time along the way I watched as someone in the family punched tin, I tried to remember who it was, but can't. The outside edges of the punches are still incredibly sharp. Thank you for remembering along with me.

I hope this day is good for all of you.

Aug 19, 2010 1:40 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Oh yes, I surely did roll the old socks down to make the doughnut! Thumbs up

What were we thinking??? Whistling

Aug 20, 2010 4:37 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
We didn't roll our socks, but they were there.

I have a rocking chair brought from my grandmother's house in Omaha. I wasn't allowed to bring my grandfather's childhood saddle. It was up on a rack & I would ride it. That still hurts even as I am 75.
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Aug 20, 2010 8:41 AM CST
Name: Sharon
That's sad, Lucy, that you didn't get the saddle. I guess sometimes we just have to rely on our memories.

I'm also sorry you missed out on the rolled socks. What a loss!! I can't believe we did that. And then we wore white buck shoes a'la Pat Boone for a year or two along with the rolled down socks. Stylish!

Aug 20, 2010 9:40 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
vic sings in her BEST Pat Boone voice - April love.......... Rolling on the floor laughing
Aug 20, 2010 9:43 AM CST
Name: Sharon
or maybe 'Love Letters in the Sand'...♫
Aug 20, 2010 10:22 AM CST
Name: Cherie (Cece) Coogan
Southeastern WI zone 5a
Beautiful story Sharran, I am so glad your beloved pie safe is with you............You have such a wonderful way with words..............
the faster I go, the behinder I get
Aug 20, 2010 10:46 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Thanks, CC.
I'm lovin' that pie safe, that's for sure.

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