back in the 60’s

so excited to begin my modeling hobby

 black fury arrived

took out all three of the pieces

two horse halves and a tail

 laid them out

along with my airplane glue

after reading the directions

carefully matching the halves

adding the tail

it’s black plastic body

smeared all over with glue

but it was together

 i had made it all by myself

gave it one last little squirt of glue

for good luck

which missed and went into my eye

my joy turned to dramatic squealing

zoomed off to the eye doctor

went home and looked at fury

with my one good eye

not sure what went wrong

learning not to add

one more little dab of something

when a project is finished

and began my foray into my new hobby

stamp collecting.

“when things go right it’s hard to figure out why,

but when things go wrong it’s really easy.”

-steven soderbergh


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  1. To have a hobby today that we can really touch things. Feel the pieces etc. Make something that we can display on a shelf or wall or just put it back in the box. And maybe someday relatives/friends will still enjoy it.

    Everything I make has to be displayed on the computer. When I am gone all my creations go “POOF!” 😦

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  2. I’m glad your squirted eye is not still shut, Beth! And hey when I was way older I attempted to fix my car muffler with super glue and finished that project with two separate muffler parts but two fingers stuck together. It took my mother’s nail polish remover and hours of flexing and coaxing to get the fingers apart …

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  3. I collected horse figurines from Hagen Renaker. Beautiful, realistic, and no glue required. Like so much of my stuff, including my stamp collection, my books, etc., they disappeared at some point after I went off to college. Parents have a right to reclaim a room, but I wish I’d had a chance to save some things.

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