Tabor used this word in a comment to me on my son's Buddha that is temporarily resting in my woods.
The word started the wheels in my mind turning. I began to think of some of the touch stones that reside with me in my woods home.
Clocks that were my mother's, grandmothers, and great grandmother's. A large platter and a number of items that were my grandmother's and great grandmother's. A wooden mirror that my oldest daughter gave to me years ago. My little granddaughter's love using it, and I always tell them to be careful that they do not drop and break it. Quilts upon the beds that my mother lovingly made.
Strange when I think of this - I never saw her quilt. I always peeked in her quilting room, but her quilting time was early in the morning or late in the evening. I was never with her at these times. Books from all of my children.
In my bedroom is a pillow that a special friend gave me. It has a woman tending to a Wisteria vine. I also have a pillow that has "Happily Ever After" embroidered on it. I was with this dear friend when I spotted it in a shop window. After I purchased it she put heavy fringe on the pillow.
She died of a brain aneurysm about 10 years ago. These items in my bedroom keep her ever in my heart.
I have some special items from my children's father that will be passed on when the time is right. A few special items from some that One Woman was close to - at a different time in her life.
The beginning garden at the edge of the woods is filled with pieces of flowers that through the years came to me from special people. A bird feeder from my mother and some rocks from her garden. A small stone "Miracles Happen Only To Those Who Believe In Them" from a daughter. A sign that says "Relax" (I need this).
Now that my son has sold his home and for a while will be home free - mom is keeping some items for him. So - in every room I have reminders of this special son.
This list could go on and on - so - Tabor - on this rainy and stormy morning - you gave One Woman a trip down memory lane.
I am sure that everyone who reads my rambling this morning can relate to this sharing.
Have a great day!!!!!