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Sundae Says…..It’s Fall, Y’all!

Hi, it’s Sundae. (yawn)  I have a question for you. (stretch) Do you know what today is? It’s the first day of fall.

So, to celebrate, I curled up on a comfy quilt Motor Mommy has folded up in an old wardrobe. Motor Man adapted the wardrobe so the tv would fit in the top section.

The bottom is just the right place for a cozy nap on a cool day.

I just have to snuggle down to get as comfortable as possible.

You may be familiar with the Chessie kitty mascot for the C & O Railroad.  Chessie has always been one of Mommy’s favorite kitties.

Since Motor Mommy loves Chessie, I decided to do my best impression of her. See the tiny slit opening in my left eye? Just like Chessie’s.  Mommy says I did a good job. What do you think?

Happy Fall, everybody! I wish you all some nap time on a soft quilt.

Chessie And Peake

This post is an entry in the Best Treasure Find link-up over at Two Bears Farm.

Are you familiar with the Chessie kitten? Beginning in 1933, she was the symbol of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad. If you’re interested, here’s a link with Chessie’s history.

Years ago, I fell in love with Chessie and even stitched a needlework picture of her for Marshall’s room before he was born.  He’s probably around four or five in this picture. And there’s the Chessie picture on the wall.

A few months ago, in a little thrift shop, I found an old picture of Chessie.

And a matching one of Peake, “Chessie’s Old Man”.

These were probably in a set of three, which would have included a picture of Chessie’s kittens, Nip and Tuck. The pictures are both 8 x 10’s, and I paid $10 for each of them. So far, I haven’t taken them anywhere to be appraised. The seal from the cabinet shop in Portsmouth, Virginia, where they were framed is on the back of each picture. The phone number shown for the shop is 2936-J. 

So they’re definitely old. And one day I may find out that they weren’t the deal that I thought they were. But even if that should happen, they’d still be a “treasured find” to me.