August 30

Great Questions – Part 10

Posted by lori . 9 Comments


Back in May, I ran a series of five questions that were meant to get you (and me) thinking about memorabilia and hopefully identifying some of the special treasures.  When I originally posted these questions, I didn’t answer them, but now I am.  Here’s the fifth (and final) question:

Think of 5 favorite people in your life; what is a special thing that represents each person for you?

1.  My Daughter – Toma

Toma was my daughter’s favorite stuffed animal.  She loved Doberman Pinschers and always wanted a stuffie that was sitting in this position.  To me, Toma symbolizes many aspects of her childhood.

2.  Mom – Pinkie & The Blue Boy

My mother kept these in her curio cabinet.  I always thought they were beautiful, and I was proud of my mom for having such good taste.  She gave them to me because I loved them so much.


3.  Betty – Jewelry Box

Betty was a family friend who influenced my life in a profound way.  I wrote a tribute to her here.  I don’t have many “things” from Betty, but I do have this jewelry box.  I bought it at our church rummage sale.  I don’t remember if it was Betty’s or if she just sold it to me, but I’ve always associated it with her.

4.  Ellen – ?

I’m still working on this one.  Ellen is my best friend.  We met in kindergarten.  The first thing that came to mind was a little leather souvenir.  When we were in grade school, Ellen and I wanted to trade something.  The little leather souvenir was what Ellen gave me in the trade.  The problem is, I may have given it back to her. Ellen…I think you need to buy me something really fabulous to remember you by.  See me for ideas.

5.  Dorothy – Avon Egg Box

Like Betty, Dorothy was very influential in my life.  I wrote a tribute to her here.  She was an Avon Lady, and I would help her visit customers and sort and package her orders.  This egg is from Avon and one of my favorite things.

Daily Inspiration


It is my feeling that Time ripens all things; with Time all things are revealed; Time is the father of truth.
Francois Rabelais
About the photo (taken on August 26)…I took this photo in the garden of the Oliver Mansion where I volunteer as a docent.  I believe it’s a chain and padlock to secure a garden bench.  I love how old it looks laying on the bricks.

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9 Responses to " Great Questions – Part 10"

  • Does your daughter now have a dobey? Ellen, watch out! LOL. You know the best thing about this post for me, is that you still have friends you made when you were 5 :)x

    • Ellen says:

      LOL… It will just have to be good enough that I’m still her friend!!!! BUT, I want Pinky & Blue Boy! (I’m not sure she gave the leather thing back either 😉 LOL~

    • lori says:

      She’s still too busy with college (and poor) to have a pet yet. Plus, she’s more of a cat person. She’ll probably be a late-blooming dog lover like her momma.

      I am fortunate to still have Ellen as a friend, but sadly, I have let many good friends slip through my fingers because I wasn’t attentive about keeping in touch. I imagine many of us have a few of those regrets.

  • Declan says:

    Mum says she would struggle to come up with 5 people but if it’s dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, rats…….. you know Mum! Deccy x

  • Kat says:

    I love the contrast between the old (looking) chain and the freshness of the leaves!

  • houndstooth says:

    My mom had paintings of Pinkie and Blue Boy in the bedroom and I always loved them! I wish I knew what had ever happened to the paintings after she and my dad got divorced. I had no idea there were statues of them! I remember laying in their bed and daydreaming about what they might do.

    I love the Dobie, too! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a stuffed Dobie.

  • Oh, now you have me thinking about things that remind me of people! My Dad is easy – any beetle will do it! He was an entomologist, specialising in coleoptery (the study of beetles). Mum; sewing machines, knitting needles, and of course, her engagement ring, which I inherited. Other people need a little more thought, but I’m pretty sure a good strong cheddar will always bring OH to mind!

    Love the last photo. The age of the chain and padlock and the autumn leaves together give a strong impression of the passage of time.

  • Oh my gosh, my mum had that same jewellery box, she used to wind it up for me when I was little and it played a tune.
    What a lovely memory you just brought back 🙂
    Lynne x

  • I loved this post! And just adore your photo today. I can only think of one person who I know immediately what I associate with them. My mom-Nola. My Mom got me Nola for Christmas of 2010. Best present from the best mother ever
    Nola’s Mom

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