Saturday, July 17, 2010

At The Auction

I bought a bell today at the auction. A big bell.

Those deck boards under it are standard 1X6 deck boards (5.5 inches wide), so that bell should be 12" at the widest point. Weighs about 30 lbs. I don't know where I'm going to mount it yet, but certainly somewhere in the back yard.

I've always wanted a big bell and now I can scratch that off the list. I wonder what the neighbors will think when the grandkids ring it?


Anonymous said...

I've never yet seen a kid, myself included, who didn't get a kick out of ringing a bell. There seems to be some sort of primal joy in hearing the clear tone of a tolling bell.

Gerry N.

Anonymous said...

You'll be cool like Mr. Canon-remember, he had a bell and got mad as a hornet if we rang it!!!
Can't wait to see you this weekend-Dianne

Retired Spook said...

My great-uncle ran the last working blacksmith shop (and grist mill) in North Alabama. Where the shop used to be is a bank parking lot now. But he collected (and repaired/cleaned up/refinished) old bells. Church bells, school bells, firehouse bells, you name it. The worst spanking I ever got, (except for the time Grandpa caught me shooting quail on the ground with a single shot .22) was the time I shot a 3/4-inch ball bearing into my uncle's bell room with a slingshot. That thing must have bounced around for five minutes, and had half the town out on their front lawns!

Wish I had one of those bells now.

Thanks for reminding me.