I wasn’t prepared to find a surprise tucked behind the last row of Bob’s boxes on the shelves in the basement …
It’s big… did kids really carry these? There’s no knowing now if it was his own backpack or if he just collected it at some point.
I’d never thought to wonder whether he’d been a Boy Scout. I don’t remember him talking about it. But, right after the backpack surfaced, I found this.
And the morning after that I found a photo of Grade-School Bob in his scout uniform. Synchronicity strikes. But alas, I’ve already misplaced the scout photo. Since I am temporarily out of proof of that instance of synchronicity, I’ll submit the following instead. Here’s a photo of Bob’s father that I found the same day. I first met him just before we three took this trip to Paris in the 1980s.
Later on my same day of unpacking, this mouse pad showed up (remember mouse pads?).
Little surprises like this keep me going. And, now there are only a few basement boxes left, then I’m moving on to closets and file cabinets.
Wish me luck on finally finishing?
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