Ole' Yeller is the step ladder we've had since my girls were young. Now ole' yeller has not always been yellow. It was kind of a natural finish orginally. We had painted one of our rent houses yellow. Not a bright baby doo doo yellow, a subdued yellow and we trimmed it in brown. That combination of colors was kind of a fad at that time. We thought it looked pretty nice when we finished. There was an old garage at the back of the property. Leah our youngest was not old enough to get a job but she wanted some spending money so we told her she could paint that garage to match the house and we would pay her.
She couldn't wait to get started but somewhere during the painting job she decided to paint the ladder to match the house and garage. when she showed us the ladder she was beaming with pride. Mel was less then happy. He didn't desire his step ladder to be painted yellow or any other color. Mel kind of bursted her bubble but excepted it and the ladder is still yellow. Faded yellow and rickety. I think that is what did this number on my back. Thursday I climbed it several times to change high light bulbs. Not that the yellow hurt but I think the rickety did. I think it is time to retire Ole' Yeller but I'm so attached to it.