I visited my friend Doris last week. We chatted around her kitchen table, drinking coffee and nibbling on homemade jelly roll (made with delicious strawberry jam).
Her husband, Howard, (remember his previous photo in this blog? Click here if you don’t and scroll down to the last picture) wandered in briefly to join us for a few sips of coffee.
He’s been making Tin Men out of tin cans recently. Or maybe he called them robots. You can put them in your garden–maybe to scare away the creatures. Or you can give them to the kids and grandkids.
I asked to photograph his creations. He–thankfully–agreed. I thought they were super cute; don’t you?
He asked us to save our cans for him. Soup cans. Cans of all sizes. Look at all the different sizes of cans that you need to make one tin man!
He shook his head as we walked outside, “You have to eat sardines like crazy to get enough feet!”
I laughed. Repeated that sentence six times trying to memorize it for the blog. Probably couldn’t remember it exactly these three days later–but you get the gist.
Poor Howard! He’s probably having to eat sardines three times a day to complete the tin men by Christmas or whenever it’s time to give them new homes.
I asked if he wanted me to advertise them in the blog. We could all buy our own tin man and support his sardine-eating challenges.
“No, no,” he said quickly, “That’s OK. I don’t have enough time to make too many of them.”
Don’t you love it when folks have the skills and desire to create fun things like this? Have any of you fashioned anything creative like this lately?