I was going through some boxes that were brought over after our dad passed away, and mixed in with the baseball trophies, FFA plaques, high school yearbooks and tons of photographs was this item.

It was made in the early 70s, around 1971 or 1972, in California, by my older brother Sam (if memory serves me correctly).  It was made out of strapping material for crates.

Do you know what this is?  I asked around the building, and only one person knew (she is about the same age as my brother).

Go ahead and guess!  I'll reveal the answer soon!