Happy 57th birthday to my desk


In an amazing coincidence, I took this drawer out to give my desk a little TLC exactly 57 years from the day it was built.

I was thrilled to find this assembly sticker on the bottom of a drawer. There were more lovely surprises to come, including the initials of one of the craftsmen involved in its manufacture.

I hope that JM approves of my efforts to restore his original, not to perfect condition, but to lived in but sound condition, so that I, and those who come after me can use it for another 57 years.