This set was painted by Grandma and was the set that Grandpa used to teach me how to play chess. I stayed one summer with them back in 1991. He decided he was going to teach me how to play. He did and I proceeded to win about 3/4th of the time. I'll never forget his smile, a mix of pride and annoyance... mostly pride.
He gave it to me to play with Belle (and someday Moya too) when we visited in August of 2009.