April 04, 2008

Sealing Wax

Another odd thing I remember from my childhood. My parents had a huge filing cabinet in their bedroom, I think it had 5 drawers and as a kid it was a fun place to explore. We each had our own folders where we kept school work and stuff, but the top drawer was my favourite drawer. It was filled with all sorts of office supplies and odds and ends. There was a red block of sealing wax in that drawer. I am sure every time we rummaged through the drawer we would ask Mom what it was. She would say "sealing wax" but I heard it as "ceiling wax" and I always wondered why you would need to wax the ceiling, especially with red wax!

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