Friday, December 21, 2012

Returned to the Rightful Owner

Did you know I am Sentimental?
I chose my blog name on a whim in about 1 minute
however it was the right thing for me.
My favorite thing is when I post something and you tell
me about your childhood, your Grandmother's.
It brings such a smile to my face to evoke a
happy memory for you.
Well while shopping at my favorite antique store
near 1515, Persimmon Lane....I found this.
a 45 by Burl Ives you are thinking, big deal?
Well actually it is!
Opal and Artie are the Grandparents of
my childhood friend Melanie and Artie
is Burl Ives brother.
So when I saw this I sent her a Facebook message
to see if she wanted me to get this for her.
Before I left 1515 I went back up and got it for her.
The 45 is Holly Jolly Christmas from 1963
We are wondering how the card meant for her
Grandparents ended up at an estate sale.
The funny thing it was an estate sale just
north of the house she Melanie lived in?
I remember Artie and Opal from my childhood having met them
a couple of times. I remember Artie did not look like his brother.
The card and 45 are from 1963
The next year I would be introduced to
 Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Burl Ives as Sam the Snowman
I am so Sentimental and I love the fact
I returned a piece of her family to her today.
I loved the look on her face when she saw her
Grandmother's hand writing on the 45.
She is looking forward to sharing it
with her family on Christmas.




Sunny Simple Life said...

What a wonderful Christmas story. I just love Burl Ives. He takes me back as the voice of so many beloved Christmas memories.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Ann, this is precious! I am sentimental also. Whenever I see old photographs at antique stores I get choked up just thinking that they should be in someones home.

Lottie said...

Ahh,...what an incredible story!

NanaDiana said...

Ann-What a wonderful, precious Christmas story. I love those old Burl Ives songs, too. My dad just loved him! xo Diana

ps...I am a tad sentimental if you didn't know-

Jill said...

What a great story - Burl Ives had such a smooth voice!! Doesn't it make you feel good to make someone so happy....

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh how wonderful to be able to return that to their Granddaughter! (I bet a box got left behind in a closet by mistake.) I **loved** Burl Ives. My favorite was Frog Went A Courtin...

Diane Mars said...

No that is an amazing story.. what a small world indeed. I am always saying that but this so proves it once again! Happy Holidays dear friend, Hugs, Diane

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Aaahhh, what a wonderful thing to do! Happy Holidays from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Anonymous said...

It's a small small world! Ann, that a fabulous Christmas story you shared with us.

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

I just loved reading this Christmas story ! :)

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I love to hear Burl sing Holly Jolly Christmas. You just HAVE to sing along! So happy you found this for her. Great find!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Oh I love this little story, Ann. What a wonderful Christmas gift to your friend and her family!

Diane said...

How cool! "Rudolph" is one of my holiday favorites.

Unknown said...

Oh what a sweet story! I got tears in my eyes over this. And not JUST because I loved Holly Jolly Christmas and Burl Ives. Thank you so much for sharing this for Pink Saturday. Merry Christmas :)

Donna said...

What an AMAZING story, Ann! Just the mention of Burl Ives brings me back to my childhood . Let's see, in 1963 I would have been 11 years old. Where, oh where, has the time gone?

Thanks so much for visiting our crazy Baby cat and her antics! I hope the tree lasts till Christmas!

Donna @ An Enchanted Cottage

Nancy said...

I'd have bought it in an instant. My sister and I played Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer by Gene Autrey endlessly on our 45 record player. I love '50s Christmas stuff. I guess we always gravitate to the decade of our childhood. Have a wonderful Christmas. xo Nancy

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

I love a great Christmas story you told all of us a great one. Happy New Year and all the best in the New Year.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love this post Ann, so very sweet. How wonderful you happened upon that and knew who it belonged to and could return it. Makes me smile.

From one sentimental smoosh to another, wishing you and all your dear ones a very Merry Christmas and much happiness in 2013! xo

Claudia said...

This wonderful post had me crying! Of course you had to buy it. The look on your friend's face must have made your day. I am just as sentimental my friend. I applaud you for it and your big heart.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!