grandpa's giraffe

4:35:00 PM


This is a picture of a giraffe my great-great grandfather, Abel made for my grandfather, Robert. Aren't the lines so soft and beautiful? It has aged a bit (the ears are broken off), but I love it more. Wood toys are so charming.

Abel and Robert (about 1937)


I learned that Abel was a successful farmer and rancher in the early part of the 20th century. Carving must have been a hobby of his as he carved at least four more animals for my grandpa Robert when he was a boy. I've seen the elephant and giraffe, but I'd love to see the rest of them if they are still here. I'll have to ask my grandpa.

In my search for giraffes, I found a cute wooden giraffe teether here.

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