I'm helping my best friends 80 something year old father sell his electric insulator collection (He's a retired linesman from the local electric company). He is a spritely as can be and has three times the get up and go I have - which now I think about it isn't hard! Words cannot express how much I am enjoying my time hanging out with this lovely gentleman. I never knew my own Grandfathers, and my own Dad is no longer with us, so I am treasuring every moment. It's just a plus I get to see all this beautiful old glass.
P.S. This is an old lightning rod glass insulator with the metal spike that was driven into the side of the barn the lightning rod was on top of.