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Time for our semi-regular feature once again – Fun Monday!!
Hostess: Molly of Return of the White Robin
Topic: For this challenge, you have been asked to show us something that hangs on your wall that is fun, interesting, endearing, sentimental, or otherwise enticing. Select the picture of Uncle Horace, Grandma Galt’s needlepoint, or little Susie’s first fingerpainting to show the blogging community.
What an intriguing topic this is! (Oh my, I sound like Yoda from Star Wars) I can be very sentimental at times, however this topic is not as easy for me…I’ve had a hard time thinking of which things to pick! 😛
–Insert break as I decide which item will be showcased first–
First, we have a ceramic doll passed on from my grandmother.
I’m not sure from where she comes, but she sort of reminds me of a Little House/Dr.Quinn (1800’s) pretty [young] lady.
Second, we have one side of an autographed baseball.
The ball has signatures of the ‘86 Houston Astros baseball players. On this side, signatures included are Jose Cruz, Kevin Bass, Larry Andersen, Craig Reynolds and Alan Ashby. Let’s hear it for orange rainbow shirt ‘Stros! Yay.
And third, this picture is of Dan, a bear that just needs a hug…
All together now: “Awwww….” He was given to me at a carnival by a high school [guy] friend, because he knew I liked stuffed animals. How sweet.
And, finally, we have a one-of-a-kind original – a watercolor painting.
This flower pot painting was painted by an artistic friend of mine from my college days. She and I were good friends…and, I’ve her to thank for still remembering the Greek Alphabet during my sorority pledge week (makes me laugh just thinking of it!). I miss her and her kids terribly, and looking at the picture helps me remember the good times shared. The last time we talked, she tried to set me up with a guy friend (formally, to show him around town), but I lost my email and connection the next day. When I got it back, it was all gone. It still saddens me to think of the possibilities, and hope she doesn’t hate me for all the trouble (that’s my middle name – you know – or so it appears). Anyway, I wonder what they’re all up to these days – if she’s still with the same guy…if the kids have gotten married, etc. Typical stuff – LOL. Extra tidbit: her daughter narrowly missed being on that fatal flight in New York on 9/11. Yikes! My heart and prayers continue to go out to them, wherever they may roam.
That’s it for the moment…I hope you enjoyed this mini-tour through my stuff today. Adieu! 😀