One of my grandfathers made several of these wooden reindeer for the family, I’d guess at least 30yrs ago. I believe I have the last 2 remaining, and that’s down from 5 just at my house. Every year I do minor (sometimes major) “surgery” to keep them intact, using others for donors. Every year I’m sure this will be their last Christmas, yet here we are again- and I think Grandpa would be happy!

Kurlee Kone will always have a place in my memories, memories of Grandparents and love. Much of my childhood was spent sailing with my Grandpa out of the Douglass & McLeod docks, long days spent on a DM22 on the Great Lake Erie. After sailing, Grandma and Grandpa always took us for ice cream before dropping us home. Anything we wanted, overfilling bellies far too close to mom’s dinners! Kurlee Kone is still there nearly 50 years later, still making family memories!

A Christmas connection to Grandpa M, gone long enough his many reindeer are down to just two… #ChristmasDecorations

View this post on Instagram A Christmas connection to Grandpa M, gone long enough his many reindeer are down to just two… #RideLocalDreamGlobal #ChristmasDecorations A post shared by Mike Mekinda (@ridelocaldreamglobal) on Dec 5, 2018 at 11:49am PST