Thursday, August 30, 2012


Last week, we were out back and Betty was sitting on the porch when I saw her mother snap a photo of her thumbs with her phone.

Me:  What are you taking a picture of?
Grace:  Betty's thumbs
Me:  I look and see how she's holding them
Grace:  I do that very thing strange
Me:  It is, I don't think I do it
Grace:  It must be a comfort thing


I am walking early in the morning and I realize

I am holding my thumbs, both hands, in the very same way
I cannot believe that I have never noticed it before and I never would have without Grace taking the photo


Grace buys me an owl necklace.  And then I buy her one.  And then she buys me another one.  Owls are back in style and I have discovered several around the house left here by Mike from the late 70's.  I find a very cool vintage orange one and buy it for Grace.  We laugh and more owl strange...


Betty:  Poppy I have a surprise for you..close your eyes and come with me
Me:  Don't let me crash into the wall
Betty: your eyes...her mother has given her a box containing all of her baby items (Grace's) which include the outfit she came home from the hospital in, a lock of hair, missing teeth, baby dolls and ....
Me:  BETTY...quick!  go tell your mother to come here right now!
Grace:  What!
Me:  I pull out...from the bottom of the box of precious items

a tiny brass owl that his been tucked away for 25 years


I think not


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Gina:
This really has left us thinking about our thumbs!!

The tiny owl is a delight. We are so pleased that he is back in the light of day.

It's All Connected said...

What is even stranger is you reminding me that my mom once said the same thing about how I how my thumbs. She said that is the way her father held his. If and owl shows up today, I'll totally freak out! ~ Maureen

Lilla Kullan said...

Hugs from me.:-)

LA VIE EN ROSE said...

So sweet! Funny - I'm seeing owls everywhere at the moment- they were all over cushions in a magazine I read yesterday!! - which is good because I love owls - so cute!!!


heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

History repeating itself everywhere in your life. I catch myself doing things my mother does and see my daughter doing things I do. I love that link. And your daughter and granddaugther are sharing those links with you too.

Cute owl.

StagerLinda said...

Such a sweet story...the legacy continues. I bet owls will continue to show up at unexpected times--that will be fun for you!

Leslie said...

We have an owl that we hear occasionally in our yard at night. Fun story and has me ronde ring if I do that with my thumbs? :)

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I love these kinds of coincidences.
What does it mean? It's always so much fun to figure it out.
Especially since there are no coincidences. ;)
Sweet post!

Anonymous said...

its moments like that which make us realize we are connected to each other by so many unseen forces, we carry little bits of each other deep inside, its wonderful isn't it, love the owls,