*The origin of the Skeleton Key*
In the fourth grade, attending a public school housed in a grand old bulding circa 1898, I dug an old rusty skeleton key out in the school yard. That key, tied to a piece of thread around my neck, walked with me for nearly 8 long years, giving me good luck and guidance. The day before I graduated from high school, my key went missing and was never seen again.
Ever since that day in the fourth grade, I was intrigued by old scrolling keys, the secrets they locked away and the stories they could tell. Now holding a small collection, I am rarely seen without a key around my neck to fill the space where my first key had been.
According to the Cambridge dictionary, a skeleton key is a key that can open many doors ; a master key of sorts…
- Joined May 3, 2012