Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Tale of the Bluebird

When my mom sold the home I grew up in, she left behind some treasures. Her small collection of bird figurines/music boxes were among those treasures.


A couple of weeks ago, the lady who bought the house was having a yard sale. Some of my mom's music boxes were among the offerings. As my mom and I drove away from the sale, we talked of how we were both tempted to buy back her birdies, but we felt a little awkward doing so.......

Well, I couldn't stop thinking about them, so later that weekend, I told my husband we were going to get those music boxes for my mom. As we pulled into the driveway, I didn't spot them on the table where they had been earlier. I told the lady, "We came back for the music boxes, but I see someone has already bought them." To which she replied, "Yes, your mom came back and bought them! And she bought the bluebird one for you!!"

I had to laugh, and called my mom from my cell phone as we left the sale. We both smiled, that we had each thought of the other, and wanted them to have something special from our former home.

My precious bluebird music box, now with two sweet memories!

(The music box plays "Beautiful Dreamer" :)
Thanks for stopping by!!

22 comments:

blushing rose said...

Ohh! How sweet ... great minds working together.. May ou both cherish the new memories you have just created. TTFN ~Marydon

Cheryl said...

That is truly special! You and your Mom have such a wonderful relationship! Sometimes it makes me miss my Mom so. How could you not go back? There are so many things I have gotten from auctions that I wonder what their story would be if they could talk. Maybe like you and your Mom these things I have gotten held special memories of childhood and family for someone.

When you have a chance check out the pictures I posted on my blog. There are a few embroidered things that I thought I would put in the yard sale but the more I look at them the more I can't let go.

Cheryl said...

I think it is a dish towel although it is large so I am not sure. It has faded letters (not embroidered) that go down the side, I think it says Monday Wash.

Anne said...

What a lovely and sweet post. So heartfelt. You and your Mom are like to kindred spirits. I'm glad to hear that you both got the music boxes back. You both were destined to have them. What a nice post.

debi @ life in my studio said...

Ahhhhhhh! What a wonderful story! I love a story with a happy ending. Thanks for sharing.

becky said...

Oh really sweet.Loved reading this.

Connie said...

Hence, the title "bluebirdroses"??? Beautiful name, sugar; it matches you!
xoxo,
Connie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is a very sweet story! I wonder why she left them to begin with? Glad you got them back....they are even more special now.
~Patti

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Becca!
That was such a touching post! There is nothing in the world like a 'Mother-Daughter' relationship, it's amazing! I love reading stories like this. My Mom has been gone for almost 6 years now and when I read a wonderful story like this, it helps me remember the wonderful and funny times we had together...
This is too sweet! :)
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Michelle (Shell) May said...

What a great story! So sweet!
bunny hugs,
shell

Marilyn said...

A very close relationship proves out to be...... You both think alike!!
How Sweet!!
Love,
Marilyn

Claudia said...

That is the sweetest story! I can tell you two are close!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great story! So sweet, and I like the double memory!

Katherine

Patricia said...

That is so sweet that you both had the same idea to surprise the other. So glad you were able to have one of the treasures from earlier times.
Pat
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icandy... said...

Becca,
That is so touching! What a special relationship you two must have! It sounds like something that my parents and I would do! :)

How wonderful, and sweet!
Christina

Lori said...

Becca, that is the sweetest story:) i love that you were both thinking of each other...i am wondering where you live in our home state...because you do find some wonderful things...and i would love to do some shopping where you find your goodies...let me know...i am in the ne, in the snow belt...i hope you are somewhere nearby...

Lori said...

well, phooey...i just followed the link to your favorite shop "feather your nest"...so i know you are way west and south from me...total bummer...do you go to the springfield extravaganza? i am probably going to be there in september...

myprimloves said...

What a sweet story Becca!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Becca,
That is so sweet!!! You were both thinking of each other.
Happy Weekend.
Deb :)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Becca,
What a sweet story! You and your mom must be kindred spirits! I enjoyed looking at your photos of yourself in different decades too. Very fun! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lee Laurie said...

That was so sweet of her to go back and get them! They say that great minds think alike...so there.LOL
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Lallee said...

Kindred minds think alike. What a sweet story.