The Chifferobe

Discussion in 'Other Reminiscences' started by Frank Sanoica, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Veteran Member
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    It stood upright in a closet, from as far back as I can remember, had a full-width door with a little brass latch, a neat place to hide in when it was not too full of hanging clothes.

    It was made of cardboard, basically, quite flimsy, but had a "floor" inside of the same stuff, it was about 30 inches wide by 30 inches deep, I'd guess, and about 6 feet high. Idea was to hang clothes inside. It was a sort of maroon color, the floor crumpled from the weight of this little boy clambering inside. I doubt the thing weighed much more than twenty pounds, and remember poking a hole through the side with a newly-acquired pocketknife.

    Searched hundreds of images, could not find anything very close, but one, appearing made of cheap wood, is below. Remember anything like what I describe here? Frank

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    What is it with little boys climbing into wardrobes :p
    I remember my Mother kept hers locked but one day it was unlocked and she was not home
    so I peeped inside to find - cans and cans of food piled at the bottom of it o_O
    Maybe she was preparing for another war .................
     
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    The Lion, the Witch , and the Wardrobe....
     
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    If only I'd thought of that - I'd have ventured inside ! :p
    @Don Alaska
     
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    My mom had one of these also; but hers was made of actual wood, was very old, and I didn’t ever go inside of it. It was “off-limits” for me.
     
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    Ha ha - I wonder what secrets were held there ........... cans of food perhaps :p
     
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    Not in ours, Patsy. My folks operated a small community grocery store, so we had all kinds of food right out front, and a small apartment in the back of the store where we lived.
    I really do not remember what mom had in there, but it was probably clothes.
     
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    That was handy :cool:
     
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