Monday, February 7, 2011

More Memories of My Life

These vases were also bought in Korea.
They are made of wood and Mother of Pearl.
and then laquered .
It takes a lot of work to create one such piece
They are quite beautiful.
Behind it is my honey moon.
We had exactly the same ocean to walk on
at the same time of the evening.
I have very fond memories of this oil painting.


A workman was killed at a construction site. The police began questioning a number of the other workers. Based with past brushes with the law, many of these workers were considered prime suspects. They were a motley crew:

The electrician was suspected of wiretapping once but was never charged.

The carpenter thought he was a stud. He tried to frame another man one time.

The glazier went to great panes to conceal his past. He still claims that he didn't do anything; that he was framed.

The painter had a brush with the law several years ago.

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor was known to pack heat. He was arrested once but duct the charges.

The mason was suspect because he gets stoned regularly.

The cabinet maker is an accomplished counter fitter.

The autopsy led the police to arrest the carpenter, who subsequently confessed. The evidence against him was irrefutable, because it was found that the workman, when he died, was hammered


Two blonde carpenters were working on a house. The one who was nailing down siding would reach into his nail pouch, pull out a nail and either toss it over his shoulder or nail it in.

The other, figuring this was worth looking into, asked, "Why are you throwing those nails away?"

The first explained, "If I pull a nail out of my pouch and it's pointed toward me, I throw it away 'cause it's defective. If it's pointed toward the house, then I nail it in!"

The second blonde got completely upset and yelled, "You moron! The nails pointed toward you aren't defective! They're for the other side of the house!"



Vicky said...

Oh what beautiful treasures you have! So unique and worldly- I'll bet they make for great conversation pieces!

George said...

I brought back a similar wooden vase from one of my trips to China.
The joke about the blonde carpenters was cute.

Gattina said...

I love mother of pearl things ! The vasesare beautiful ! I have two rings and a necklace out of mother of pearls.

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Vicky I do have a lot to talk
I need to go through each box and write everything up for posterity.
Lets hope we still have a future with all this Egypt thing.It's all quite upsetting.Can go either way.

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks George. It amazes me how hard they work to make something like this

A Lady's Life said...

Gattina - I love Mother of pearl
To think how everything is cut to such precise measurements from these shells is nothing short of amazing.