by Bernie Goldbach in Clonmel
I GOT A WALNUT Writer's Box as a combination Christmas Birthday present and now am mesmerised by the thought that I have a tool that my Irish ancestors might have used as they integrated into America in the late 1800s.
The box is modeled after one used by Thomas Jefferson but mine is made of walnut instead of mahogany.
And Jefferson's was crafted in Philadelphia in the 1770s while mine was made in Turkey in 2022.
[Bernie Goldbach is getting back to his ancestral roots by resettling in Ireland.]