This week the "assignment" was to take a picture of something with sentimental value and to tell the story behind it. I considered a lot of things (the strand of pearls from Peter, a diamond necklace from my mom/grandma, the o-ring I wore before Peter and I were officially engaged, a handmade quilt), but I finally settled on my little Pilgrim girl pin.
It's not a very long or exciting story, but it's still special to me. My family moved to Tennessee six years before I came along, so I was the only person in my family who was not born in Oklahoma. My grandfathers had passed away and both of my grandmothers still lived a thousand miles away, which meant that I didn't get a lot of face time with them. On my birthday and at Christmas I would get a card with money, but that's just not the same as spending time with your grandparents. However, receiving a piece of mail addressed to me was always exciting - I still feel the same way when I get a notice that someone has commented on the blog! One autumn - out of the blue - I got a small package from my paternal grandmother, and inside was this little Pilgrim pin. My grandma wrote a note that said this little pilgrim girl reminded her of me. Even though the girl was blond and I have always had dark brown hair, I can still see why. Isn't it obvious? She's holding a pumpkin! The pin is almost twenty-five years old now, and I still wear it around Thanksgiving. My grandmother passed away last summer, but I still think of her each time I pull this pin out. It's a good memory that has lasted a lot longer than a card with money in it ever did.
That is so precious! We really are a lot alike! That brought a tear to my eye! Love your little pilgrim pin!ReplyDelete
So, the pumpkin obsession goes back awhile, eh?ReplyDelete
Another fun link up! Thanks for pointing me that direction :)
cute pen and it's speial from Grandma. Gret pics of her. Where did you get them? What happened to your cuteness as a child? You are still as JOSEPH! Love ya!ReplyDelete
Good story.... thanks for doing the linkup! Hope you're having fun with it!ReplyDelete
Aww, what a sweet story. And the pin is adorable!ReplyDelete
I might have to check out the link up for those Mondays when I don't have something brilliant to post about! ;)
You're right; there's nothing like spending time with a grandparent. I know your pin is so special to you. I have things from my grandmothers that make me think of them every time I see them. I wonder what my grandchildren will remember me by?ReplyDelete