What do you see # 36 – 29 June 2020 – Cleaning the Old Shed.

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 She had harped on about cleaning the old shed and when he finally did it she was amazed by what she saw.
The clutter of so many years had been cleaned away, the dump visited four times and now there was a floor to see. He also spent time cleaning the walls of the graffiti of many earlier years when his brothers had used the shed walls as a place to express their disgust and their ideas as to how the world should be.
So once the job was nearing completion he invited her in to see what he had discovered. He recorded the whole revelation, her look of amazement caught forever.
“I told you you’d be amazed by what you could do inside the old shed,” she exclaimed looking around, “It’s far bigger than I imagined, we could do lots with this space.”
“Look here,” he called to her, “look at the tools I found. I opened an old toolbox and all of dad’s old tools were in there. I think I’d like to make a little memorial to him with them as he spent a lot of time in this shed.”
“That’s a great idea, he’d get a real buzz out of that knowing his old tools were not just gathering dust in here.”
“There’s a lot of family history in this shed,” he said looking around. “On the wall over there was written, ‘Phil was here, July 1947’, I bet he never knew that would last the test of time.”
She wandered around the now cleared space and asked him if he knew who Lauren was, the name written several times in one corner of the shed, and had long been covered by cobwebs.
“Who knows,” he replied,” there’s so much I don’t know about dad and the shed and unfortunately he’s not here to ask anymore.”
They made plans to upgrade the shed, make it serve a more useful purpose other than a storage place for all their junk.
“I’d like to use it as a studio,” she suggested and they both stopped a moment and standing back imagined the space as just that.
Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/06/29/what-do-you-see-36-29-june-2020/
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17 Responses to What do you see # 36 – 29 June 2020 – Cleaning the Old Shed.

  1. kittysverses says:

    Beautiful descriptions, Michael. A lovely melange of old and new times. 🙂

  2. Sadje says:

    Fantastic imagination Michael. Thanks a lot for joining in the challenge

  3. HappySoul says:

    Beautiful take !

  4. Great story. A really nice read. Thank you. Cheers 😊🙏

  5. Amazing what’s revealed when the years of clutter is cleared away

  6. Lyn says:

    Sheds, boxes, old suitcases can be a real treasure trove. 😀

  7. Chris Hall says:

    The many lives of a shed. Amazing what you might find 🙂

  8. -Eugenia says:

    Quite the story, Michael. You have a great imagination!

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