Jan 25, 2010

Totem Pole 1973

This is our totem pole that my Mother made for us.

A telephone pole and her imagination and wah-la, a totem pole.

Since we loved Lone Ranger and Tonto we loved having our own totem pole in the backyard growing up.

This is the totem pole in it's original resting place, the back yard of Lexington Ave.

It made the move with us to the country and I am not real sure about it's whereabouts or it's condition today.

You can see more about it HERE and HERE.

1 comment:

Emmalea said...

The post was from Uncle Ed's farm in New Market, IN. The "carvings" were done using an ordinary hammer and 1 chisel.I worked on it for weeks. I blistered my hands because the chisel had squared off edges on the holding handle and the vibrations as I pounded away roughed me up. I was glad Dad moved it to Trafalgar. It stood guard over the garden for years. I asked Dad if it was still there, but he said it disappeared. I asked him if he burned it. I says he didn't. It may have fallen over and has sunken in the mud and overgrowth in the area. OR - someone came and stole it and sold it on ebay as an Indian relic and made thousands of dollars.lol