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    Monday, May 14, 2007

    Thoughtful Gift

    My maternal grandmother started a music box collection for me on my first birthday. She put the year she bought each of them on the bottom. She did this until I was about 12 years old. I had them displayed in my room when I was growing up. When I moved out, I didn't have anywhere to show them off so they became part of the clutter on our basement shelves, stored inside a box.

    Mr. Sign remembered how much they meant to me and purchased a curio cabinet for Mother's Day.

    As I unwrapped each of them, memories came rushing back of my youth. I had almost forgotten how beautiful some of them were. I had tears in my eyes as I remembered my grandma who was so simple, and yet saw reason to spend hard earned money on these delicate treasures. Grandma had very little money living solely on Social Security and money she earned from selling eggs. I'm sure it was a hardship for her.

    I found my tea set and displayed that along with a few other knick knacks.



    Mr. Sign did good. I think I'll keep him for a while. *wink*

    I spent the day wearing a crown that the girls found for me. Since Mr. Sign left for Phoenix yesterday, I took the girls to the park to play a little softball. Both girls couldn't believe how far I could hit a ball, or how fast and hard I could throw. I've still got it, baby!

    Hope everyone had a relaxing Mother's Day!

    16 comments:

    barman said...

    Queen for a day, good for you. You sure are making good use of Mr Sign's gift. Looks wonderful Sign.

    Mental note, don't be on a team playing against SignGurl or you will be sorry!

    Craig D said...

    Way to go, Mr. Sign!

    Nice display, there, Mrs. Sign!

    Note to self: Don't let the wife see this blog entry...

    Manny said...

    Very nice collection sweetie.

    Chrissie said...

    Sweet! Score for you!

    Sounds like you had a good day :)
    me toooo!

    Felicia said...

    I love it! Looks so pretty with all your things displayed in it.

    You deserve the crown *grin*

    =0)

    EBEZP said...

    Hope you had a great day sign, there's still some pressies left at mine btw, oh at both sites, come on over for them, when you can.

    MilkMaid said...

    Wow..he DID do good!! Beautiful!

    The Savage said...

    Mr Sign I think is a keeper....

    lime said...

    aww what a sweet and thoguhtful gift. mr sign does sound liek a keeper. glad it was a great day for you

    Big Pissy said...

    That is so sweet!

    The cabinet is perfect for your special collection. :)

    G-Man said...

    What an awesome Mothers Day gift...very beautiful!
    Forgotten memories brought back and loved again...xoxox

    buddha_girl said...

    What a damn great gift! What sweet memories of your granny pie! I love it when I see devotion in this day in age!

    I'm also glad you knocked the shit out of that ball with your girls! Way to go!

    Kristen said...

    What a wonderful, thoughtful gift.....

    He did good

    Happy Late Mothers Day

    Queenie said...

    Saw you via g-man, hope you don't mind me popping over. Love your blog, will be back if thats ok.
    I think our grandparents were so thoughtful, its nice to have these treasures to pass down the family.

    No One In Particular said...

    Wow, that's a beautiful display! Very thoughtful. Glad you had a good day!

    jillie said...

    What a sweat heart and I can't think of anyone that deserves that more than you. Well, except maybe me cos it's all about me baby!!!! LOL...only joking...teeheeeheeeheee