Well..it's because my grandmother used to own one of these clam shells with the wee farm scene in it, and she'd display this shell on a shelf in her room
....one of my favorite things to do when visiting her room as a wee girl was to get the shell and hold it up to my mouth..and gently blow until the water wheel in the scene started turning....everytime I did..granny would say.."be careful now"..
Granny's special shell was intricately carved on the top with an oriental dragon design.Very pretty.
Anyhow..after my dad and my granny passed away..my mom put the trailer they used to live in up for sale..and of course granny's items were in the trailer..
during this time mom had several folks walk through looking to buy the trailer.
After a few walk throughs with folks looking to buy the property..and after one particular couple we knew that were unfortunately heavily involved with drug use and whom the lady was into oriental items...walked through..well..the shell was never to be seen again.
I asked if mom ever found it..and she said "no..I think honestly that it was taken by someone we knew."
So..of course I was upset about it at the time..and honestly didn't realize how upset..until last night when I spied one very similar to it(the shell on the right in the image)and found myself bursting into tears.
So..I knew I just HAD to have one again.
So..I am pleased to say...although it is not granny's shell..it is pretty close. And now I'll have a beautiful shell of my own..too bad it's not the one that held the precious memories..but sometimes life is just like that..at least I'll have "second best"..and I can handle that.
~The Garden Goose~