I thought I had put our oldest paddle – the one Bacall put in my stocking our first Christmas together – in the Jeep for the trip. I wanted one paddle handy for spur-of-the-moment bottom warmings when we were on a Jeep trail.
I could not find it on the trip. When we got home I removed the five containers in the back of the Jeep that hold self-rescue items, emergency camping supplies, etc. It was not there. I wondered if it had somehow gotten in our Toy Bag. A bag we once carried to parties, but now holds toys we don’t use, but can not part with. In the bag, I found this paddle.
We have no memory of this paddle. I did not make or buy it. So it must have been a gift, but from who?
The last place I looked was the toy drawer in our bedroom dresser. And there covered by other toys was our red paddle. We promptly tried it out. It was not as fearsome as I recalled it. Not even close to Teachers paddle, the one in the middle. [Bacall’s fav light paddle is on the right]
It was good to find it. I am sure I have recounted this story before. This was the paddle Bacall put in my stocking.
After a while, she broke it on me. I did not have a workshop in our early marriage, so I bought another one and glued them together, and painted it red. Ho boy did the extra weight give a hot bottom.
This is a paddle a cyber friend recently made. I can not tell unless I hold, or better feel, if a paddle will be thuddy or stingy. Is the spankee supposed to gain respect for the paddle or the spanker?
Adm note: I can’t figure it out 2 or 3 people signup as followers every day. But page views are one-third of what they were two months ago. That was when we were traveling and I was short of time and bandwidth and quit posting five days a week. Now back to more regular posting but eyeballs are still off. Maybe WordPress changed how they count?
7 thoughts on “Found, Our Oldest Paddle”
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Yeah, Mom followed that advice!
Finding it was like Christmas all over again I imagine? Glad it turned up. The small Spencer type OTK paddle seems similar to the kind Dana Specht was often photographed using, except hers usually had slightly larger holes.
Daddy and I accidentally left our first (and favorite!) wooden paddle at a cabin we rented once… I always wondered if whoever found it put it to good use. Could have been quite the surprise for some lucky wife or hubby!
That was your paddle I found??
LOL…it just might have been, my friend! XOXO
I made so many paddles over the years that I lost count. Used so many varieties of woods , crafted various lengths and widths. Different finishes and colors. I even made paddles out of lexan, corian, and once I fabricated an aluminum one. Ask me where they all are now. Not a clue.
We’ve got the stupid 24” wooden ruler we’ve been using.
About the WordPress counting system.
Rumor has it that Dominion software is now being used.
The Fli-back is just like Mom’s. Different printing on Mom’s though, but that same 1/4 in plywood. Old Mrs Parker next door loved hearing the scream of us kids when Mom went on her psycho warpath, beating every bottom for “who cares what”.
Our bottoms got a lot less paddling once she got her Valium Rx… Didn’t the Stones have a song about that?!?!
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