Archive for October, 2008

Oh nooooo….

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

First and foremost I want to thank you all for the well wishes concerning my surgery….¬† for the support¬†….. the emails…stories…jokes …… all to keep my spirits up…… its been rough going but I am on the mend… not quite as quickly as I would like but …. I guess everything takes some time… healing bones…heads….hearts….while we all may want to rush things….¬† its going to happen when it happens…¬† so…. on a different note….

We all have something special that is of sentimental value to us… many times its something that we feel can never be replaced ….. something that perhaps was passed down through many generations ….from one mother to another mother…. inherited or given as a gift…. and more¬†often than not¬†its breakable…¬†¬†so … should something happen to it…. we may want to cry… or perhaps we do… we get sad…¬†¬† ….¬† because now that precious item may no longer be… and we may feel¬†a sense of loss from that….¬†¬†maybe you dont have another like it….

Well here is something that may make you feel better the next time that happens…..

My story starts with this ……

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This beauty and four others like it was passed down from my grandmother … to my mother …. to me ……¬†¬† one day to my girls…

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Its beauty is striking… I love the detail… it has been packed away in boxes and moved across the miles many many many times…

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A few chips here and there that show its long history ….

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They sat upon this shelf in my dining room….

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And what you say has that to do with anything?…..

Well one day someone slammed the front door¬† ….. I was in¬†another room …¬†when I heard something…. it took some major investigating before I found out what the noise was….

This is what I found….

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Needless to say… I was heartbroken… until I remembered an article written many years ago in a magazine….¬† it was a lovely story …. it was some type of folklore…. and the gist of this article was simply this…. whenver something special breaks… it takes the place of harm that may befall someone you love…

So you say … superstition.??… perhaps not….

My oldest daughter had a favorite vase that she had bought for herself in Cedar Key Florida when she came to visit me the first year I had moved down there…. one day it fell on the floor¬†while she was dusting¬†and broke…¬† several days later ……someone rear ended her¬†car….. nary a scratch….

A few years later…. I happend to be checking out antique stores in¬†Virginia and found the exact same vase …… so I bought it for her….. she was so excited because she really loved it so much…..¬†¬†¬† Not too long after that…. it fell again while she was not at home…. and it broke again….¬†¬† this time ….on the exact same day she had another¬†car accident….¬†¬†sliding through a stop¬†sign¬†on black ice… again …. she was ok¬†

So do I believe?¬† Yes…. why?

Because the day after¬†this saucer broke…. she went sky diving…..

Next time something happens to a very special piece…… just think of this little story…. you just never know….

HUGS AND CIAO FOR NOW!!¬†¬† And don’t forget to sign up for updates to the blog… since they are few and far between its so much easier than checking all the time

JO

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