Thursday, May 24, 2007

The Bell




This bell is at the edge of Anna's mother's carport.

This same bell was used as an announcement mechanism when the men worked in the fields. A certain number of clangs would be "Lunch is Ready" and so many clangs would be "Emergency - come quickly!" And other number of clangs would have other messages.

I wonder how many clangs meant: "Go back to work! The kids were just playing!"

4 Comments:

Blogger Steve said...

Pretty cool- literally a dinner bell!

3:54 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Steve,
Not exactly one of those dainty little dinner bells for the servants to bring the next course, but something that can be heard for a distant over hills and through the woods.

4:01 AM  
Blogger cbish68 said...

Clang Clang Clang!!!

Come And Get It!!!

5:30 AM  
Blogger ET said...

In high school there was a boy that had a triangle-shape face - he had a flattop, and his chin came to a point. His nick name was "Clang Clang" or sometimes "Grub Time". Recently I saw him at the funeral home and I couldn't remember his real name.

5:43 AM  

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