Saturday, April 21, 2007

Show and Tell...Saturday (?)


Even though I missed Show and Tell Friday, I didn't think anybody would mind if I extended it to Saturday. =o)

This was my grandparents grandfather clock. I have loved this clock since I was a little girl. My grandparents lived in Wisconsin, and we lived in Louisiana, so I'd only get to their home once a year at most, but I distinctly remember the layout of the house, the special smell of that house, and...the chimes from this clock. As my grandparents grew older, I remember one of my aunts commenting that, one day, all she wanted from their house was this clock. I never, as a grandchild, thought that I could ever have it, but when I heard that comment, I remember thinking, "Oh well. So much for that." Years later when my grandparents passed, my other aunt called me to see if I was interested in having this clock! Now, I never had mentioned to anybody (including my mom), that I loved this clock. I was excited, but I was so surprised that the other aunt didn't want it. Sure enough, she didn't. So, now I have the clock!! It is such a special piece of memory for me. Isn't God good? He gives you more than you can hope or imagine, and even the little wishes count. It chimes every 15 minutes and on the hour and has such a nice sound. It will be a wonderful piece to pass from generation to generation.

12 comments:

Lori B said...

That grandfather looks like it will be a wonderful item to pass on from generation to generation.
It's funny when we go up to Al's parents my kids run to see the cuckoo clock chime every 1/2 hr and every hour.
Thanks for sharing and doing show and tell too.
I thought it was fun.

Trella said...

I knew it, I knew it. I said to myself if Ruth participates she will show her grandfather clock first!

It is a very neat clock, and a very cool story:)

Tracy said...

Isn't it wonderful that God knows the desires of our heart, and delights at making us happy? A beautiful clock!

Karen said...

What a special clock! I have fond memories of that chiming sound, too.
Thank you for sharing!

Momma Roar said...

What a special show and tell!! I love the chimes from a clock. Ours are turned off while the children are little, but someday, I hope to hear them again.

Kelli said...

Hi Ruth! I'm so glad you joined in for Show and Tell! Your Grandfather clock is just beautiful and I enjoyed hearing about your special memories! What a blessing!
Kelli

Tonja said...

it's beautiful! the clock and the Lord's blessing in your life.

Christie Belle said...

That is a very pretty clock, and a special memory of your grandparents. I'm so glad you got to inherit that clock that you loved so much. I love the sound of a chiming clock. Thanks for sharing it.

Jennifer said...

How neat! Thank you for sharing about your special heirloom!

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Jennifer said...

Wow, what a beauty!

I love that story too, what a great reminder of the good times with your grandparents.

And yes, God is good :o)

Penless Thoughts said...

Oh what a beautiful clock and such special memories. I love items with a history.