As you might know from my posts here, I recently lost my father. I'm going through the painful task of sorting through his possessions and getting his business in order. I'm sure I'm not alone in this forum having to deal with the loss of a parent.
My wife, Tricia, (MyLilPony on BF) and I had planned a short trip to Crater Lake to camp and ride the rim trail. We'd talked with Father about it just before he passed, and my brother insisted we needed to to go, so we decided to go ahead with our plans.
A day before we left, when we were headed over to work on Dad's condo my when Tricia asked "Did you check under your dad's bed?"
I hadn't. When I did I found a small box labeled "Curtis Treasures"
Inside were a few small objects from my childhood, including a top, some beads, a peace symbol, and a few other items. Among them, my early 1960s Boy Scout camping silverware.
We took them on our trip and used them every day.
In an odd coincidence, my sweet wife had packed away her darn-near-matching girl scout version of the same kit, which she dug out and took long as well.
Here's my short blog entry, with a couple of photos, on our Crater Lake ride.