If you’ve never read Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne, don’t ever admit it. Also, you will not “get” the title of this blog. If you have, and you should have, you will. Or “wil,” as the sign in the book reads.
All that has not much to do with the adventure my Lake Sister and I had today. Well, except the fact that we were trespassing. It started with our discussion of Nichols and Stone chairs, which are a name of fine chairs, easily identified, if you know what you are looking for, and of which G gave me two that she got for $5 each at a sale. Score! Big. Time.
I have painted my two chairs, and use them at my kitchen table. G wanted me to see from where the found chairs came. I have strict instructions, when I get home, to ink on the bottom, “Georgia-Pacific/International Paper Company,” to document my chairs’ origins. She’s an historian. ‘Nuff said.
So we drove down Bella Coola Road, and stopped in front of the International Paper Company Training Center, which, truth be told, was probably a secret “he-man-woman-haters club” for the paper company. Anyway, G decided we should walk back (i.e. Trespass) to explore. I’m going to state clearly at this time, that no signs were posted, and we did not even have to climb over or crawl under a fence. We just walked onto the property, though I was NOT feelin’ it, because, rattlesnakes.
It is very beautiful back there, even if it is overgrown, with a view of the Lake, and would be an excellent “secret clubhouse” site. That’s why we took the liberty of opening the door of the brick building, and we had a walk about. It has been vandalized, naturally, and Mother Nature has begun her “take back,” but we found it interesting, and our curiosity was satisfied.
It’s been a long, long time since I took such a chance, was so brave, and “farethed forth” into the unknown. After the fact, and with no rattle-or-any-other-kind-of-snake encounter, I am glad we went exploring. Christopher Robin and Pooh would’ve been proud of us.
This is one of the chairs post-paint, pre-house installation.