This papier mache boston terrier was the mascot for The Bryant Furnace Company. My Mom worked 30 years at a place where this was displayed along with gas stoves and furnaces made by Bryant. It’s about 18 inches tall, and over the time they manufactured several different styles. I asked Mom is I could have it, and she said she couldn’t take less than $300 for it. I told her I’d pay it, then 48 hours later she told me she’d give it to me. What a character.
Here is Mom today as she prepares to check out of a nursing home where they made her stay temporarily after a hospital visit. She’s moving into her new apartment in Lincoln, Nebraska. She’s lived out in rural Nebraska within 2 miles of where she was born her entire 83 years except for college. Go Norma!