A Great Commission 

Photo Credit: Barbara W. Beachum, 2015

“The A&B Building was made entirely from driftwood.” It wasn’t  always so. 

Camp Skagway’s Alpha Beta Club had commissioned Mr. Julian P. Reed, self-appointed jack-of-all-trades, to fashion a sign of driftwood for the front eave. 

“I can build anything,” he boasted, and proved it too, when he completed the job to everyone’s delight. The club treasurer paid him in cash money, as he had requested, and they parted ways. 

One evening, a member noticed Mr. Reed rummaging though the dumpster for table scraps from Miss Sadie’s Cafe. He immediately shared his discovery with the others. A quick motion and second later, it was unanimous. Mr. Reed would be commissioned to build street numbers, A&B logos (several), window and door frames and…

It was a big important job, perfect for a certain Mr. Julian P Reed, that took years to complete. 

And that is how the A&B Building came to be. 

kat ~ 28 September 2015

(150 Words)

In response to Monday’s Finish The Story Challenge 9/28/2015. Click HERE to learn more. 


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