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cccorlew 08-05-10 04:44 AM

Curtis's Treasures
I posted this in the 50s section, but I'm hoping you'll forgive my cross post here.

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.

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.

Thanks, Dad.

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.

redspoke 08-05-10 07:31 AM

I'm puzzled why there isn't a "like" option here... :thumb: Oh yeah! It's bikeforums.

BlastRadius 08-05-10 08:06 AM


DiabloScott 08-05-10 08:57 AM

Very touching.
Makes me want to make some kind of time capsule that my daughter will one day find.
Except she never cleans her own room, don't know why she'd look under my bed.

Lanceoldstrong 08-05-10 09:51 AM

A very intimate and special thing for your father to do. His foresight to leave it where you would find it is impressive and speaks much of the man's creativity and soul.

Thank you for sharing this with us.

1jacktripper 08-05-10 11:16 AM

Thanks for the story, Curtis.

ROJA 08-05-10 11:21 AM

Very cool and a nice remembrance.

FogVilleLad 08-05-10 12:23 PM

Moments like that help to ease the pain and also help us to remember just how much people meant to our lives.

obiwan kenobi 08-05-10 08:11 PM

Curtis - you made me smile today for the first time in a few weeks.

When my Mom passed I found stuff that she kept from when I was in grade school, things I made, report cards etc. It was really neat to see those things again after so many years.

msincredible 08-05-10 09:03 PM

Thank you for sharing. :)

taxi777 08-05-10 10:52 PM


Beaker 08-06-10 12:03 AM

Very nice and well written too. Of course, we'd expect nothing less from you Curtis.

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