Within this gallery, you will find a variety of antiques which do not conveniently fit into any of the other categories. They come from the Collection of Larry D. Smith. By clicking on the thumbnail images, you can access additional pages which provide some information about the item(s), their history, and their uses.
When I was a young child and into my teens, my father's father and my mother's mother were still living, and many of my aunts and uncles and even some great aunts and uncles were also still alive. They would give me things they didn't want anymore, and I would lug it back home with me. I was usually greeted by my mother who would start complaining that the relatives were just dumping their 'old junk' on me, and that I was supposed to stop taking it when it was offered. Of course, I continued to accept anything that anyone wanted to get rid of. That is how my collection started, and how it grew over the years before I had the means to purchase items at antique shops. And those pieces, such as the spud in this gallery, became some of my most treasured antiques because they had been owned by some relative of mine.