Oh I just love a good birthday.
Eighty years is surely something to celebrate.
My father in law, Landen, is just amazing. I think you now know where Mr. Décor inherited his DIY skills from.
Pop is always working on some project or another. Mr. Décor, shown here in the middle, often talks about the houseboat that Pop Gunn created when he was a kid. It was called the Gunn Do La (Inspired by gondola… Do for Dorothy and La for Landen.)
It was quite a boat.
A true labor of love.
Mr. Décor recreated the boat in miniature for Pop’s gift.
After sketching the design out on graph paper Mr. Décor used plywood and cut the pieces out with a variety of tools to include a table saw, coping saw,band saw, razorblade and side cutters. Pliers were used to bend the wiring creating the railing. My minimal contributions were giving up a necklace to make a nautical wheel as well as other materials used for the flooring and roofing.
Like any good miniature the boat is interactive. The top can be removed so that you can peer inside the houseboat.
I think Pop will love it and the fact that his youngest showed up with a bow on his head.
Here’s to MANY more years POP!
Your favorite daughter in law