The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 13/18

This week, Linda tell us that our Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “precious.” 

Precious memories of our departed loved ones, the precious gift of a child, the precious sound of laughter from one once sad and lonely.
Funny though, Hubby and I were talking the other day about what would happen to our stuff when we were no longer here. Should something happen to one of us, the other gets everything, but when they go, there is no-one to leave things to and no-one to execute our will.

Looking around our lounge, we were thinking about the little things, from a tin bumble bee to our Book of  Life, the little ornaments, shells and knick knacks on our shelf to books, birdhouses and pictures.
To other people, they might be considered worthless tat, but to us they are precious……… precious because of the memories they hold and how they were acquired.

For example:
I have a ceramic shire horse, given to me by one of the lads in my care some 35 years ago.
He knew I’d like one and saved his pocket money until he had enough to buy the one he’d seen in the local shop for my birthday.
I remember him being so proud when he gave it to me, and then so sad because he couldn’t afford the wagon to go with it. I gathered him in my arms and said it was the most beautiful thing I’d ever been given, that I would treasure it always, and I wouldn’t need the wagon as it was perfect just as it was, because HE had given it to me.
I don’t know what happened to the chain reins, but the horse itself is unmarked, just a little dusty most of the time, and to me so very precious.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 13/18

  1. Sadje says:

    So true. Somethings are precious to us beyond monetary value, because of our sentimental attachment to them. Thanks for sharing.

  2. bikerchick57 says:

    I love hearing stories like this. Your horse is precious to you, but the memory of that boy and his heartfelt gift is a precious that will never lose its reins.

  3. Jami Carder says:

    I love this memory 🙂

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