A number of years ago I was having a conversation with the curator of our local school historical museum. We talked about the old central high school that was built around 1910 and was being remodeled. The next weekend I was at the local flea market and there was a vendor that had some oak boards that were about 1" x 8" x 38" and appeared to be quite old growth lumber. I asked where he got the wood and he told me that the boards were thresholds from the remodeled school. I purchased several and cut some pen blanks on a bias, then made a couple of really cool pens. I gave them to him and told him that that probably everyone that we knew had at one time or another had stepped on the wood in the pens. I thought he was going to cry. They are now in the school museum.