I recently wrote a post about updates on our hut in Rockaway Beach. Many of you asked for more details on this clock...which used to grace the walls of the FBI branch office in Portland, Oregon.
When our friend Dave...
...was growing up in Portland, his dad, Paul, worked for the F.B.I. Paul was a radio technician and was responsible for ~ among other cool sounding duties ~ tracking Morse code communications for the bureau. After 35 years as a G-man, he retired and was given this clock as a parting gift.
Fast forward a few decades...Dave's sister, Kathy, decided to have a garage sale to get rid of the stuff that belonged to Mom and Dad. Kathy invited me to come over and have first crack at the bounty. The first thing I saw was the clock in the garage with a $5 price tag on it. (Uh....Hello!!!) I made absolutey sure that no one in the family wanted it, then squealed "OOOoooo, THAT is coming home with me!" As a bonus, it makes a soothing humming noise while keeping perfect time. It's fabulous in the hut.