A fitting treatment.

My father-in-law served in the U.S. Army infantry in Europe in WWII.  So, when he died 10 years ago, his funeral included military honors.  At the family reunion this summer, Monte received from his sister the burial flag, which was still in the plastic zippered display pouch from the funeral home.  We’ve been displaying it on the shelf in the living room, but it deserves a much nicer treatment.   So, this week Monte set out to the shop to make a fine custom frame.   He used some beautiful black walnut that actually used to belong to his dad.   A day or two later, and it is done.  Complete with beautiful inset splines to join the corners, and a strip of cedar inside.

After placing the flag in its new display case, we acknowledged the upgrade with a toast of sparkling apple cider.  I’m sure Ross would approve of both 🙂

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6 thoughts on “A fitting treatment.

  1. That looks wonderful! I need to reframe my grandfathers because it broke during rough handling on our last move. I’m inspired.

  2. This is so beautiful. A sweet memory shelf. And reminds me, did we talk about the possibility of Uncle Monte making a display box for Granddaddy’s medals?

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