Sunday, September 13, 2009
I was a young mother, living in a small farming community, teaching school and trying my best to take care of home and family. Ms. Lorraine was an elderly lady who lived in another small community about eight miles from my home. She owned a small antiques store. From the outside her store was a very humble dwelling but on the inside were many beautiful treasures. Ms. Lorraine's husband was a truck driver, and she had driven with him all over the United States. As they traveled, she began to pick up lovely antique pieces for her store. She and I definitely loved the same things: beautiful rose covered china, sweet porcelain and bisque pieces, vases with lovely lady portraits on them. I fell in love with the vase shown above. Now, Ms. Lorraine knew that I was on a very limited budget, but she also understood my love for beautiful antique pieces that I could treasure for years. And so, we worked out a plan. I would pay her each month what little I could afford until I was paid in full. As a result, I was able to take home many lovely antiques that I have loved in my home for years. Even with the passing of time, the memory of a sweet friend's generosity has never been forgotten. Thank you, Ms. Lorraine!
Thank you sweet friends for dropping by for a visit today. May you enjoy the treasures of home and family every single day.
Posted by Vicki at 11:37 AM