PDV: That's a truly wonderful, memorable gift..I have an Elizabethan dictionary from my father's family that I managed to save when he died...I refer to it quite a lot but sometimes I hate to keep turning the pages for fear one day they will be so flipped through the parchment can't be read...it has so much information in it, like farthings and popular internation phrases and is about 9" thick...but you know, I can't ever remember him looking at it...strange how are memories are...enjoy your gift as I'm sure you do ...I love history and families...such pleasures and treasures...thanks for telling...
Pepper: the story you told me by mail, gives me back my faith in human nature, it's one you should tell...thank you!
Beki: Wow!...What a gift and a memory.. I do have a couple of first editions but my most precious book is a bible that a friend of mine gave me. precious because I don't really believe in God but she did and she died soon after and was holding it but left a note for it to be given to me, the page was left open at the story of Rachel and if you know anything about me, then you will understand the significance of that....a treasured friend and a treasured gift and yes, I agree, I have so many books but you know, I always remember those I have read - instantly and can never read the same book twice...who will you leave your precious book to or did you never think of that?
Sandgrain: Another memory...I just love knowing what is most precious to you all, big or small, costly or thought...makes no difference, the memories are so very precious...when my father died, he or my mother, not sure which, decided to give me £100 and I bought a rabbit coat, I still have it complete with mufflers but rarely wear it as I now hate to think of animals suffering but at the time....how we change...but yours is a memory to last a lifetime and with such happiness...may I ask, how old your grand-daughter is now?
Wildchild: I have visions of a grand-mother teaching you to sew and casting eyes over your stitches...I never leant to embroider but did learn to crochet but to be honest, I hate the feel of wool through my fingers although one of my sisters is an expert at sewing and knitting...I prefer to be creative in a different way but I envy those that have the patience....did you ever embroider anything else after that?...Do you have a picture?..Love to see it if you do.. ))
Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...
[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 12-16-1999).]