MY FATHERS DESK

 

As a nice memory I copied my fathers desk where he always worked.

The picture on the left shows the miniature desk; the picture on the right was his full size desk.
My mother’s picture hangs on the wall.

 

The pictures beneath are from the miniature desk.

Our dear friend Jean Damery made the desk, the chair,the lamp and the working letter scales .
He did a tremendous job. You can hardly see what is miniature and what is full size.
 

After that I made the accessories. My sister-in-law made the little statue for one of his birthdays, our children made the two little penholders for him.

 

The little notes with our telephone numbers and the shopping lists.
And a letter for the bank waiting to be posted.
His mother of pearl pocket knife which I admired so much when I was a child. He always opened his mail with it.
 
As he taught German, English and French he could not do without his dictionaries.
The same with his other books and maps.




 
In a desk drawer are his last memories.
In the red notebook he made his last notes in hospital.
In the yellow envelope are his last wishes for his children
 
My father wrote a lot during his life.
Sitting at his desk, making notes and preparing the lessons for the next day. On the box is his handwriting.
In this box I keep the desk.
The front and sides can be opened.
Then the wall behind the desk with the photos can be seen.