Yesterday we focused on getting a bookshelf moved up here and books on it. Today we worked at moving one on the model bookshelves and bring up models. This is only a small sample of our models with more of them going to be sold than kept. The kids including Jack will want some of them so we will have some shifting before the sale bill is finalized. One of my top priorities is the '48 Chevy Fleetline (in the center of this picture) that is what my folks bought on Mother's 48th birthday and we drove it to California on our Wedding Trip in 1949. Their car was blue, but it's a beautiful red model. I will also keep a Model A JD as well as a 720. I have spent many hours on each of them. We have the frame for the bookshelf in place but are waiting for Jim to anchor it to the wall before putting in the shelves and any models on them. Ben and Carolyn have not only hauled up the bookcases but also this old Crow looking in our window.
Carolyn bought this old bird for me several years ago and we have had it displayed on a back yard fence post. I hope that it may bring back the Crow we saw here a few days ago. The name Vrana is what you call the bird in the Czech language. Some years ago, I belonged to a Crow Organization that published a quarterly newsletter. It contained some interesting stories of the ability of crows to be trained to do many things. I don't know which may have come first, the Crows or the Vranas but it would be interesting to know the connection. We were walking through a cemetery over in England some years ago when we had taken Carolyn and Julie along to visit Elaine's relatives. The Crows were calling each other and Carolyn remarked that even they had English accents.