Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Show and Tell

I debated with myself several times before I decided to go ahead with this show and tell, mainly because it is just strange, and also because I'm not sure how I feel about it. But in the end, decided what the heck, so what if people think I'm nuts!

My Grandmother, whom I was very close too, passed away in August at the age of 96. She and I were best friends and I miss her every day. When I was little I used to play with this three legged glass camel when I was at her house. She said she had gotten it when she was young, that she thought candy had came in it and can't remember when the 4th leg broke off, but that it happened way before I was born and she had no idea what had happened to it. I loved this camel and would play with it for hours, even taking it to bed with me.

Of course as I got older, I didn't play with the camel anymore and had forgotten all about it until a couple of weeks ago when I found it in the drawer with her hankies as I was cleaning out her house and getting ready for the estate sale. I couldn't believe she had still kept it. I put it on top of the dresser and again, forgot about it.

Last Saturday was the estate sale. I got to grandma's house about 6:00 a.m. there was no one in the house except me. I was in the kitchen tagging some items when I heard something fall. I went into the bedroom and the camel was laying on the floor, but not broken. I picked it back up and put it back on the dresser. Then I went down to the basement to retrieve a card table. I took a damp cloth and wiped down the card table and took it upstairs and set it up in the living room to be my check out station. Then I went to the bathroom, was gone maybe two minutes.

When I walked back into the living room this was laying in the middle of the table.


It didn't dawn on me right away what this was, but when it did, I was flabbergated! I just sat down in the floor and cried. It is the 4th leg of the camel. The broken one.

I have no idea what to make of this. Needless to say I taped the leg to the camel and took it home with me.

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Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

Linda

28 comments:

Milah said...

OMG! You gave me goosebumps! I would have broke down crying! Your grandma is looking after you!
Lucky you!

kahlanne said...

What a wonderful story. Funny, my S&T was also about our granny. Must be something in the air. Thanks for sharing.

Hootin' Anni said...

This brought chills down my arms as I read the story behind it all. Wow...what a day you had.

My show n tell is posted...come on over.

glorv1 said...

Oh that is such a great story. I agree with Milah, your grandma is looking after you. How lucky you are. Thx for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Dawnie said...

WOW! that is so heart touching. I'm so happy for you that you had such a great relationship with your Grandma and also that you have this special gift to honor your memory with her. A gift from God???, her...dosnt matter you surely had a moment that most of us dream about. Thanks for coming by, I hope you come back!

Libby said...

How wonderful to know that Grandma is watching over you. I'm glad you shared the story.

Mam said...

Linda, this is so incredible. I agree that it is a gift from God. Not many of us have the experience of receiving a personal "sign", but I think you did. I don't know what you have been struggling with most, but He does and I'm sure there is a personal message there that is very close to your heart.
Love,
Nancy

Deborah said...

No way!!! What an amazing story...it gave me chills!

Don't try to understand what happened...just give thanks.

Grammy said...

Sorry about loosing your grandma, I to would have kept the treasured piece.
I believe she did want you to keep it.

Jeanne said...

Lnda, your story is so out of this world, I don't know what to make of it but just accept that something bigger than us was at work. Eerie!

I posted the one thing I left out of our swap and someone already commented that they like it. I do too, thanks again for a wonderful swap Linda. Come by for a peek today.

Hugs, Jeanne

Judy said...

What a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Kathy said...

OH MY! You brought tears to my eyes. Grandma was making sure you got your special memory. THanks for sharing a wonderful story.

Arlene Grimm said...

What a wonderful surprise Linda.

Carla said...

oooo! I love it! Thank you for sharing! (I firmly believe our dead, as spirits are allowed to visit their loved ones)

Susie Homemaker said...

This is truly the work of God...he wants you to know your Grandma is OK...What a gift.

Blessings,
Susie

Linda C said...

Whoa! That is an amazing story- gave me goosebumps! Let me say, that I'm sorry for your loss and know that you will miss your grandmother. What a sweet story though- that camel was meant to go home with you. But where did that leg come from- ... twilight zone music fade in:)
~Linda

Bovey Belle said...

That made me smile. There are more things happening under this heaven than we can ever fathom . . . I would certainly take that as a sign from your grandmother.

Susie said...

I think your Grandma is watching over
you. Quite a story!

Jess said...

You grandma was making sure you kept that camel!

What a great post!

Have a blessed week

Kelli said...

Oh my goodness! That is amazing, Linda! I'm glad your special camel is home with you, where it belongs!
Hugs,
Kelli

Bovey Belle said...

You've been tagged Linda. Check out my blog for the details. Hope you'll take part.

Cathi said...

Don't you just love grandmas and the wonderful things that they keep on doing for us?

I miss mine everyday, too.

Gill said...

Hi
I was forwared this blog as I am into all things psychic. You are blessed and looked after by your Grandmother and she is showing you she is with you to protect and guide you. What a wonderful story.
Love and Light Gill

Jennifer said...

Wow your post has given me chills.She definatly wants you to keep this I think.She remembers you playing with it and mabey it really meant just as much to your grandma.I would treasure this always.You are very lucky!!Hugs,Jen

Mountain Mama said...

How precious. Your grandma must have loved you very much. I would imagine the camel will have a special place in your home now.
The Lord works in mysterious ways.

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