The Baby Book

16 Feb

My Take

DiVoran Lites

Author, Poet and Artist

 My grandfather was a “guard” at The Colorado State Pentientiary when I was born. He asked if the shop could make this baby book for me. I wonder about the man who made it there in prison. How did he feel? Was he a family man? How did he come to be a fine worker of metal. I don’t think about his crime. It is enough that he showed that kind of consideration for a new-born three-quarters of a century ago.

I wonder if anyone else has a similar keepsake.

Tin Baby Book made in Colorado State Pen

3 Responses to “The Baby Book”

  1. victoriabenchley February 16, 2015 at 2:10 pm #

    He had talent!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Old Things R New February 16, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

    This baby book fascinates me. I have a vague memory of prisoners making leather crafts.


  3. Louise Gibson February 16, 2015 at 9:26 am #

    How very interesting, DiVoran…and novel. I would say that Baby Book is quite unique!


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