Saturday, January 29, 2011

Matchbox Holder

I remember a red tinware matchbox holder in our kitchen on the ranch. It was high up on the wall so that little fingers couldn't reach. The striker was on the side of the box and could be reached through the holes in the side of the holder. I think we had a wood stove in the early 1950's. Dad smoked, we used oil lanterns and I remember Mom using burning twists of paper to singe the pin feathers when the chickens were plucked. Part of ranch life. The matchbox holder moved with us to the city in the mid-1950's and back to the town in the late 1950's. I am guessing that this yellow and white with flowers and wheat decoration matchbox holder is from the 1950's.

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