You know about my obsession with Swedish mora clocks, yeah? Safe to say, it extends to the ever classic Grandfather Clock. Every time I worked on this post I’d hummed to myself “my grandfather’s clock was too large for the shelf so it stood 90 years on the floor… hmmm hmm hmmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm and it weighed not a penny, weighed more”
Two important facts to consider:
1. In actuality, the end of the verse is “It was taller by half than the old man himself, though it weighed no a pennyweight more..”
2. The Grandfather Clock got its name from that song! It wasn’t referred to by that name until an American named Henry Work penned the song in 1875, inspired by a clock at the George Hotel in North Yorkshire, England.
Also, Grandfather Clocks are not inexpensive to come by, but I love some of the modern alternatives that pay homage to the shape without wreaking havoc on the bank.