Tuesday, 24 August 2010
This weeks Treasure is another gift from my grandmother.
When my I was around two my mum was diagnosed with cancer and given only twelve months to live. Luckily after treatment she proved them wrong and is still going strong. This must have been hard for a 20 yo with a young child but she is tough as old boots!
Anyhow...my grandmother and my aunt (dad's sister) used to share caring for me while she was in hospital and I don't remember ever going to see her in hospital- it probably wasn't the done thing back then. My nanna was a super house keeper and while she cleaned I had to sit still and not get in the way. I joke that I must have been a little 'challenged' as I did what I was told and would just sit and watch her and wait for her to finish. I would love to sit and look at her crystal cabinet and look at these little figurines. They are less than two inches high but they were always in that cabinet. I was never allowed to touch just look.
When we got married and moved into our home she gave them to me as a gift as she always would comment how much I had loved them as a child. She also gave me her flying pheasants that used to be on the wall. I only have a few memories of that time as I was so young. I do remember getting dropped off at my aunties in the morning as my nanna had to work. It was a busy household as my aunt had four children of her own to look after. I remember going shopping with my auntie too the smell of the continental grocery store we used to visit. She had a photograph taken of me for my mum to have while in hospital. I had the most crooked fringe (courtesy of my nanna who thought she could cut a straight line!) and the saddest little face.
I am very lucky to have her around and to have had my nanna too.
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