Have what, you could ask?
An, I love me wall, do you have one?
First, what is a I love me wall? It’s that one wall in your house with all your awards, photos, and or things that you feel belong there. Hey Paul, is this a military thing? That answer is no, unless you were in the military, then it is. If you were not then it’s related to your career or hobbies. A fisherman would have stuffed fish hanging on the wall, or if a hunter, it could be stuffed game on display. It’s to show visitors who you are and what you did in your past life or even now.
I had a friend who had beer cans from around the world on display, why didn’t I think of that? I’ve been to houses that had pictures of cars that they had owned, and airplanes, and boats, both power or sail. It could be almost anything. Some I’ve found to be fascinating, and some not quite so much.
I have one; my stuff on my “I LOVE ME WALL” was in a stowage locker in Clearwater Florida for over twenty years, collecting dust. After I build my wife’s house here in Bataan, I flew to Florida and packed it up and sent it LBC to my wife. About 6 boxes showed up and she wondered what all that junk was? I was smart enough to hit a mall and pack one box with goodies for her and our two girls, insuring peace and harmony in the home.
First was a box full of Navy memorabilia, such as picture of me when I was on active duty, Military awards, and plaques from some of my duty stations. Plus around a hundred Zippo lighters I’d collected over the past forty years. Least I not forget the box of coins I’ve collect from all points on the compass. Other Items were pictures of every ship I’ve sailed on, and my Shadow box from the Navy, that I received upon retirement.
There was all this junk was taking up space in my wife’s brand new home. She took the ships pictures and had them laminated on wood, by a woodworker in town. Next she had a display case built out of Nara wood with a glass door to hold my Zippo’s. Then had all the coins laminated on to a large piece of wood and framed it. (She still had coins left over) and a shelf built for my Shadow Box. While I was at sea on my last ship she had it all mounted on a hallway wall. If left up to me, it would still be in boxes out in the storage house.
Well we’re back to the original question, do you have one? I’ve admitted that I do, and I’ll take any grief, you want to heap on me. I can handle it; it would be like throwing spitball at a Battleship. But I’d really like to hear about the one you’ve got.
Fess up folks!