The Blanket Chest
My brother is setting up housekeeping in my parents' basement. He's decided to sell his house.
He asked me to help him carry a blanket chest upstairs so he would have more room down there. Now I knew this chest was here, and I knew it was old. But I didn't know it was what they call a six-board chest. That is, the main body of the chest is made from six boards; a top and bottom, and four sides. But these six pieces are single planks over 16 inches wide. So you know the thing has to be over two hundred years old because there haven't been trees that big since then.
God only knows what other ancient and interesting things are buried in the clutter around here.
Anyway, I'm more interested in six-board abs.
Merry Christmas to me.