QUESTION: At what age is an object considered an "antique"?
A) 5 years
B) 65 years
C) 100 years
D) 200 years
The American Treasure Tour's Music Room has been host to an amazing display of miniatures created by local retired art teacher Bob Omrod since August 2015. It does not take a psychiatrist to diagnose Mr. Omrod as being highly creative and with a delightful sense of humor as you peruse his tiny village that explores seascapes, winter wonderlands, gardens and rodeos, and an exploration of movies. There is so much to see on the massive spread situated towards the back of the Music Room that it is easy to overlook some of his free-standing exhibits. For the next few days (Excepting weekends - sorry, we at the blog offices have to watch movies, when we're not in the office, you know!), we are going to delve into this one small piece of Omrodabilia. Do you like the word we just created?
The Omrod Antique Shoppe is just about one-and-a-half feet wide, and a foot high with a ceiling that slopes down towards the back, with a clear plastic wall in front to protect the tiny furniture and objects inside. And what an array of items on display! There are no price tags, and realistically, if anyone was small enough and wanted to browse the store, they would have a difficult time maneuvering through all the cool items. The biggest challenge is to decide on which tiny piece to examine first. We noticed a spinning wheel in the back, behind the odd-looking stuffed animal. The first spinning wheels were developed in India around fifteen hundred years ago. Its name says it all - by spinning flax or wool on a wheel, it is twisted and tightened into thread or yarn for use in sewing or knitting. Wheels required manual power, often in the form of pedals on the floor. Not an easy way to make a living, but definitely a necessity in the time before industrialization. To be honest, the one in our Antique Shoppe is not practical for normal use. It's too small.
ANSWER: C) 100 years