Tuesday, November 2, 2010

tuesday treasures

Another odd little treasure today .
I found this one day when my dad and I
were sorting some old coins .
I'll just bet I was a great help at 11years old !
Anyway my dad said I could have this gold brooch ,
I was very excited and felt very special
for all of about 10 minutes until I remembered
that my dad's birthday was coming up .
So what was I to do but sell it back to him ,
really I had some nerve even then !
With the princely sum of 40c I took myself off
and bought my dad a bottle of ink for his birthday .
I even remember I wrote so proudly in my diary
"I brought dad a bottle of Quink Ink for his birthday "
On the day of his birthday, after the excitement
of his new ink had worn off of course,
he handed me back this brooch and asked me
to mind it for him forever .

The ink was the last present I gave my dad
as he died 2 months later .

I am still minding his brooch forever .

Join in and show us your treasure .

35 comments:

Janice said...

What a lovely little brooch. I'm glad you are still minding it for your Dad. I'm sure your kids will one day continue to mind it as well. A true treasure.

fairchildstreet said...

I have a tear in my eye now. What a lovely story and thank you for sharing. Charmaine

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

This sounds like it has a sprinkling of great memories associated with it. I got all gooey when I read your story (in a good way) Thanks for sharing this lovely moment between Dad and Daughter.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Clare,
What a lovely story of your memories!
I will join in on "Tuesdays Treasures" when I get my act together. lol
Hugs,
Anna

BubzRugz said...

A lovely tender memory attached to that brooch ...
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Clare...I have goose bumps....lovely story and beautiful memories...

m.e (Cathie) said...

ohh Clare...I am in tears..

Joy said...

Oh Clare what a lovely story ... I see why you treasure that brooch. Such a wonderful memory of your Dad too.
Hugs,
Joy :O)

Sandy at Cookies and Cream Craft said...

You made me get all teary eyed, Clare!

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

awww lovely story. I'm sure your dad is watching with a smile that you're still taking care of his treasure :)

Melody said...

What a sweet story. Your dad sounds lovely. How sad to lose him when you were so young.

Kerryanne English said...

A truly beautiful memory to have Clare. That there is a priceless treasure.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

marble rose said...

Did I cry at this?
Just a river.

deep breath.

you were his true treasure I'm sure.

Sarah Craig said...

Such a great story.... our dads are so special to us - I hope they know just how much they influence our entire lives!

Cyndi said...

Oh Clare, what a lovely and bittersweet story! Your dad sounds like he was a very special man. So glad that you are still minding the brooch for him!

XOXO,

Cyndi

mandapanda said...

Oh Clare, that is a beautiful story!! And what an amazing find!

NessaKnits said...

I love that your Dad asked you to mind it for him! He must have been a great Dad!

Jan Quigley said...

Oh dear that turned on the waterworks. What a lovely story, bittersweet. hugs, Jan

Sue said...

Wow, lovely story and a real treasure for the meaning and memories it carries.

Virginia said...

Oh Clare, that is one special treasure and memory of time with your Dad. You've reminded us all of how short life can be and to value all those moments we share. So sweet of you to tell such a special story
x

toni said...

Beautiful story Clare and a great treasure. toni xxx

Allie said...

Darn, you need a tissue warning with this. Your dad's love for you just shines through this post, as does your love for him.

Aunty said...

What a wonderful memory of your Dad. It certainly is something that should be treasured forever.

marina said...

What a wonderful gentleman and a gorgeous treasure he gave you, with both the brooch and the gesture.

teresa said...

Oh Clare, waterworks today.. What a gorgeous, but sad story and so awful that you lost your Dad when you were so young. I'm glad you have been looking after it for him. This is a true treasure, for sure. xx

Serenata said...

Oh this made me want to cry, such a lovely but sad story. So glad you are minding his brooch forever, it is very special.

Kayly said...

Thank you for sharing this particular treasure.

Kelly said...

Clare, that is a beautiful story. I am very moved. You told the story so well too. Certainly a very special treasure.

Vegas Vip said...

I think you rightly gave the name "treasure". It is a non ending stock of memorable things that are coming every week. I wonder as how much treasure you have in your house... This one is just wonderful.

Robyn said...

Definitely a tissue warning needed *sniff*.

Carol said...

Wow, what a lovely brooch and good to hear that you are still maintaining your treasures...

Carol said...

Wow, what a lovely brooch and good to hear that you are still maintaining your treasures...

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