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Posted 4 years ago

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officialfuel
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At one time these bookends sat in my grandfather's study. I have always love them. When my grandfather passed away my grandma gave these to me. They look beautiful atop the oak lawyers bookcase in the living room. I've never seen another set in all my years of picking. If you have please let me know.

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  1. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Great bookends! The use of color takes them to the next level!
  2. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you Savoychina1!
  3. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you chevy59.
  4. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you cis2you.
  5. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you AR8Jason. Sorry I don't have an answer to your question.
  6. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    You are the man AR8Jason! I don't know how you find all that info, but thanks!
  7. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    AR8Jason, the check is in the mail!
  8. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you jojomang.
  9. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Don't spend it all on collectibles! LOL
  10. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Throw in Girl Scout mint choclate chip cookies and you have a three course meal! Yum !
  11. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    And a big glass of cold milk!
  12. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Dr. Pepper for the adults, milk for the kids...I'm there ! LOL
  13. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    I'm a 55 year old big kid, I love an ice cold glass of Milk!
  14. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    So he's turning 50?
  15. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Well, whatever age it is, it's only a number! Your as old as you feel. I went to one of my friends 90th birthday. He can still do everything. I hope I can get another 35 years like that.
  16. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Next thing you know, you'll suggest we sit around and swap stories about stuff we've accumulated! Pass me another cookie...
  17. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Only if you get me another Cold glass of milk.
  18. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    You got it !
  19. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Heck, get us a pot-bellied stove and something to lie about and we could carry on all night!
  20. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    I've got a nice liars bench!LOL
  21. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Did I ever tell you that my great-great grand father had the actual ax that Washington chopped down the cherry tree with ?
  22. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    I've heard that one, your going to have to do better than that!LOL
  23. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    He said that to keep it in tip top shape, he had replaced the head twice and the handle five times!
  24. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    My brother and I were THAT close to being millionaires ! I had hurt my leg in an accident and had a little money from the settlement. We were going to start a pig farm up in the mountains. With the North Carolinians love of pork barbecue we were a shoo-in!

    I bought 10 acres up in the hills. While my brother went to pick up the hogs, I decided to walk the perimeter of the farm. It was quite an effort since I still walked with a cane from the accident. A little over half way, one of North Carolina's deadly timberrattlers lunged at me. Fortunately, it missed me, but its fangs sunk into my cane! That cane swole up so big we had enough wood to fence the entire ten acres! My brother was surprised to see the fencing when he returned. We turned the hogs out and went home for a good nights sleep. Next morning when we got back we saw an awful sight. The swelling had gone down in that fence and it choked them hogs to death! We was back working 9 to 5!
  25. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Savoychina1, that is the best one I've ever heard! I better get a few more benches after a story like that. I'm sure there are more to come. LOL
  26. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    You've got to admit that was a good one! He wasn't lying, just stretching the truth a bit.
  27. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    You guys are good! I guess we will have flip a coin too see who wins.
  28. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    AR8 Jason...no reason to talk about my Dad !
  29. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    He used to tell us 'bout when he got out of Divinity School. He was assigned as a circuit rider. Each Sunday he would go to a different small church. One Sunday he showed up at a new church and there wont (Carolina verb) but one farmer showed up. Well, Dad was young and full of enthusiasm so he gave the full program. There was singing before and after the sermon, an offetory and several prayers mixt in. After the benediction he stood outside to greet the farmer. "How did I do?" he asked, smiling.

    "Well," said the farmer,"Every morning I load up a wagon of hay for my 40 head of cattle. If don't but one show up, I don't give him the whole load!"
  30. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    We was doin' alright with Pa as a preacher. It was awful lean at first but then Pa come up with a new system. After church he would put all of the offering in one box. Then he would throw it up in the air and say,"Lord, you grab what you want cause what comes down is mine!" That worked for a while until one Sunday I guess the Lord got tired of that and He just took Pa instead!
  31. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Can this be true, I never heard anything like this before, surely you too are lying.
  32. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    I'm not lying and don't call me Shirley...LMAO
  33. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Are you a writer, because with an imagination like that you should be!
  34. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 4 years ago
    Just a kid havin' fun, friend, just a kid havin' fun! lol
  35. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    I've been LMAO!
  36. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you MooreAntique!
  37. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 years ago
    Thank you trukn20!
  38. Esther110 Esther110, 3 years ago
    I don't know what I like more, the bookends or the 'true' stories...
    LMAO
  39. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Esther110 for the love and stopping by and leaving your comment! Also thank you egreeley1976!
  40. Esther110 Esther110, 3 years ago
    Yup!! And I laughed out loud so hard my dog is now convinced I've totally lost it!!
  41. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    I have never seen these ever to my recollection. I have a book on bookends and I will check it out, but then you may have the book also. I used to sell books on antiques and at that time these would have been a keeper. Anyone who loves books would really love these. Beautiful memory !~
  42. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you PhilDavidAlexanderMorris for stopping by! Glad these bookends brought back your beautiful memory.
  43. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you shughs!
  44. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Designer!
  45. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Longings!

    Michael
  46. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you Hedgewalker!

    Michael
  47. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you sanhardin!

    Michael
  48. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you lundy!

    Michael
  49. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you mtg75 for the love!

    Michael
  50. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you crswerner!

    Michael
  51. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    Thank you BELLIN68!

    Michael
  52. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you chrissylovescats for the love!

    Michael
  53. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    Man, more than half way down the comms. i forgot what the item was! Sorry Michael, its just , u know, them Texans just rattle on , u know? LOL
  54. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you mikielikesigns2 for the love and commenting!

    Michael
  55. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you mustangtony for the love!

    Michael
  56. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you Chevelleman69 for the love!

    Michael
  57. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you miKKoChristmas11 for the love!

    Michael
  58. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you crabbykins for the love!

    Michael
  59. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you AntigueToys for the love!

    Michael
  60. officialfuel officialfuel, 2 years ago
    Thank you sugargirl for the love!

    Michael
  61. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you tom61375 for the love! Have a great afternoon!

    Michael
  62. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you rlwindle for the love!

    Michael
  63. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you Moonstonelover21 for the love!

    Michael
  64. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you Jono for the love!

    Michael
  65. officialfuel officialfuel, 1 year ago
    Thank you pops52 for the love!

    Michael

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