As we wrap up the Barn find stories, I reflected on why barn finds are so special to us all. One of the true joys of a barn find, is the euphoric feeling of a surprise. And yes I had to google euphoric! Anyway.. each boat, has a special history that you are adopting. No one buys an old woody boat. You are in a way adopting her and her history, and take on responsibility to make sure her life is full of joy and fulfillment. Yes this may be a bit deep, but its true. Everything on earth has emotion in it, yes even earth its self. But a woody boat is special. Her wood, is a sponge of her wonderful life spent bringing joy to all that joined her on her journey. No robot made her, she was designed using pen and ink, and passion. Office fights and agreements all happened to make her this way even before she was built. That is in her. The wood that was cut down by people, then cut into shapes and bent and muscled into place. Each flat screw hand turned into place. All real and done with humanity. The special paint applied and chosen for her. Red White and blue chosen during a time of American Pride. This is all before she was even adopted by her owners.
Then joy of the time she went out on her first run, and the smiles and waves she has inspired for close to 80 years! Thats life! That’s Woody Boating. I love the fact she has special things that make her who she is, from her Aluminum head to her 1970′ cigarette lighter. Hey alot of people I love smoked in the 70’s. Now all I have to help her with is the years of isolation in a dairy barn. But somehow I think a good run on the water is a good way for her to feel alive again!