Dear Grandma,

the list in the kitchen

Thank you so much for this awesome gift for Sarah and my kitchen! Here are some pictures of it in place. I can’t believe that Dad made this in 1957 – it looks just like something he could have made last week, which says something about when he learnt his woodcraft skills. I am so impressed how he made it out of a crate, and it has that cool bit of metal to cut off the paper, after you’ve written your shopping list. I also love that it’s yellow. It was great to see Aunt Marilyn and she said that you just left it on the wall when you painted your kitchen, so it went the same colour as the room. Our kitchen is white, but I like it yellow on the wall. I did consider putting it in the room we use as home office, which is yellow, but it suits the kitchen far better. I like that it’s the colour of your kitchen, and it’s been in your kitchen for so long – it makes me think of you and Dad when I see it and I smile.

the shopping list
My dilemma is that I need to tear off the piece of paper that says what it is before I can start using it. I love what you wrote:

Constructed by Cub Scout
Robert P. Kingsley
St. Joseph’s Cub Scouts
Pack 64

Den Mother
Rita Kingsley


Sarah and I are really touched and pleased that you gave this to us. Thank you very much.


Jemima and Sarah