I know there is'nt anything earth shatering about this piece. Only to me. My father was a Cleveland fireman. He was also a bricklayer with his own small business. From the time i could walk, he would take me to work with him whenever i wasnt in school. I would chip mortar off bricks and then at the end of the day we would throw them in the dump with a days pay of a dollar or so. Anyways ,one day when I was about ten, he said something like "We had a fire in that building last night, want to go look around?" I said "Sure". The place was totaled, and then I saw this little display, completely covered in black soot. I asked him if I could take it and he reluctantly said OK. I still have it, well over 40 years later. He has long since passed but every time I see it , I think of that day.