Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Preston File Cabinet

Preston Lateral File Cabinet
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The graceful scale, elegant lines and rich cherry color of our Preston desk are joined by this matching lateral file to provide office-sized storage and high style within a modest footprint.

Dynasty Entryway Cabinet

Dynasty Entryway Cabinet
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Taking its note from the Far East, this exquisitely detailed cabinet dignifies entryway, office or bedroom with rich color and intimate scale. A beautiful hand-distressed burgundy finish, channel detailing and custom-made vintage-inspired metal pulls create an heirloom appearance. Four dovetailed drawers and two side doors, with two adjustable shelves each, provide roomy storage.

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Thursday, April 09, 2009

For the Brentnall Brothers

We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my nephews and nieces , I'd like better.I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would. I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated. I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother/sister. And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room,but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him. When you want to see a movie and your little brother/sister wants to tag along, I hope you'll let him/her.I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one. I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a boy\girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like. May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole. I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it. I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your
Grandma/Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle. May you feel sorrow at a
funeral and joy during the holidays I hope your mother punishes you when you
throw a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.
These things I wish for you - tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. appreciate life. Written with a pen. Sealed with a hug
And if I die before you do, I'll go to heaven and wait for you.
Remember your prayers and say goodnight.
Love unlimited Uncle Roderick
September 2006