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May 18, 2008

Under the Weather & Note from An Angel~

It all started here, opening this little drawer
I think I hear something inside...


Have some kind of bug - definitely under the weather,
couldn't go see my friend, Cathleen (poor, poor me!)
So ~ what do I do? Started fiddling around with things...

Looking in all the old pieces I have reminiscing...
Yes, I'm one of those people~ I don't throw anything away.

So look what I found~
An old bag filled with half dollars and a few silver dollars as well~
On business trips to Las Vegas, my Dad would always bring back
some change for us~ my brother and my cousins
The bag would always be marked with each of our names and we
ALWAYS
got the same amount. In finding this tiny whisp of paper
it brought back so many things about my Dad, how fair he always was,
not just in this, but in every day life. My little piece of paper
has seen better days and it's as soft as those very loved
best cotton jeans you've worn every Sunday for the last
few years~ I know it's ready to ravel away, but can't
stop touching it and looking at the letters.
Thinking...
My name's written on both sides, so I'm sure
it's mine ;)

Have you found anything while going through drawers,
nooks you had forgotten about that brought back a
voice from the past? It says I'm with you...

See you in a few days, when this bug has met it's match ;)

xoxo, Tracie

25 comments:

Gail McCormack said...

Hope you're feeling better Tracie. What a fabulous story, I hope your little treasure bag lasts for many more years and keeps bringing you happy memories

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Aw Tracie, I'm so sorry you are not feeling well. Maybe the heat has gotten to you. I know extreme heat makes me sick. That piece of paper is so sweet. You should save it with some other of your treasures and put it in a memory shadow box. My daughter did that with her wedding memorabilia. Please feel better. Until then.....

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Linda's Blue Gate said...

How sweet to find a note from your Dad just when you need it... Hope you feel better soon
Hugs
Linda

thepetiterosehouse said...

hi tracie..im cristy from the petite rose hosue.. i have been in your blog several times..because its...really great..thank for for your best wishes for me..

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Hi Tracie,
You must of caught the bug I had. I wasn't an easy one to get over.
Well I have found things that I have forgotten and was happy I found. The biggest finds were cleaning out my parents home all the goodies we found.
Me it's dishes or jewelry I forgot I bought. What a silly girl.
Maybe in July, we will both be in the pink and can go visit Cathleen.

Take vitamin C and have some chicken won ton soup.

Ciao

Glenda

Counting Your Blessings said...

A few years ago a good friend of ours died - not long after helping us move into our farmhouse. He was the first to arrive on moving day and offerred to go get the truck while we waited for the others. Silly guy paid for it too! Never would let us pay him back. About 4-5 months ago, my husband found a note from Kevin. He had come back on moving night - in the middle of the night- to run an extension cord to the truck and keep something plugged in (since he got the instructions from the UHaul, we had no idea why it had to be plugged in). It's a silly little note but reminds me of his generous heart. Treasure your notes!! Blessings... Polly

Lynne Laura said...

Tracie,

Get well soon! Yes, I have stumbled upon items that memories just come flooding in...it's a nice thing but sometimes it's sad too because you miss that time that was shared.

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Hi Trac...
Do you need chicken soup or Jamba juice? Too hot for soup huh?
Hope you feel better soon. Try to keep cool!
I love the note....my dad passed away about 2 years ago and I cherish the memories and the little things he gave me :0)
Talk to you soon

Marina Capano said...

nice post!:) see you in my party-22 nd may

A Romantic Porch said...

Tracie, I'm sorry your so sick. I love the paper with your name on both sides. How special. I have so many wonderful things like that. It truly is a blessing how the ones we love continue with us in so many ways!xorachel

Dona said...

Hope you are feeling better soon. Not much fun when feeling blue.
Dads are very special. Enjoy your moment with him, even if it's just holding a memory.


Dona

Brenda Kula said...

You take care of yourself, indulge in whatever you want, and get well soon, sweets. (You have my permission, so tell everyone who disagrees to back off.) Yes, I've had the old tug at my heart upon finding something I'd long forgotten about. I swear there are strings that are attached to every woman's heart that get tugged when the passage of time blurs today and we end up finding it tomorrow.
Brenda

CIELO said...

Hope you are feelling better by now, sweet Tracie.... such sweet story, and dad... may our Father of light bless you and yours....

Hugs and a ray of sunshine your way!

Cielo

Lisa & Alfie Wilson said...

Hey Tracie,
I thought I left a comment yesterday but for some reason it didn't post. I hope you are curled up with Zeke under the softest blanket with a cup of tea and one of your favorite old romances on the telly. Feel better.
Lisa & Alfie

Shabbyfufu said...

I hope that you feel better soon dear. I was looking for something in one of my catch~all drawers just this morning, and found a tiny framed photo of my parents when they first met. So sweet....I decided that it needs to be on my dressing table. ~XO~ Janet

Siobhan said...

Hello Tracie,

I hope you are feeling better sweetie and Zeke is taking good care of you.

I love finding that sweet little something in the draw that we forgot about. Im glad you have such lovely memories of your father.

Siobhan xo

p.s. get well soon!

Donna Lynn said...

Oh precious Tracie! I am so sorry you are sick and yet you still found the strength to do an amazing post! WOW!
Hope you are feeling better soon.
Bless you and I will pray for a quick recovery!
XXOO,
Donna Lynn

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Tracie,
are you back to the land of the living yet?
Miss your blogs. Understand though when you don't feel well.
Take care.

Ciao
Glenda

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Hi Tracie....just wanted to check in. Are you still ill? Hope you start feeling better soon cause we miss your posts and comments :0)
I will send over some frozen yogurt, there is a great new place by my house. Chocolate with snickers and caramel is my favorite!

Gypsy Mermaid said...

what a wonderful post!! I hope you feel alot better! Sweet people like you dont deserve to be stuck inside and sick! yuk! That brought tears to my eyes. What a touching find! I love finding old things that once ment so much to me and still do but just bring back that warm feeling in your heart! I think I might go through my old purple box full of my stuff! Big hugs!

toodles-
Sarah

Bristol said...

Enjoyed visitng your blog, hope that your feeling better. Love the treasure bag from your Dad.
Have a great weekend.
Bristol

Magnolia Street Style said...

I'm sorry you are not feeling well. Thank you for sharing that wonderful memory of your father. I hope those memories are comforting to you.

Get well soon.
Connie

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Oh sweetie you struck a chord with me there. That piece of paper was there waiting for you for when you were feeling down and needed comfort. I think its so amazing and it shows you that your dad is looking after you.
I found a letter from my grandad one day, when i was feeling really low and very un-talented....he was always my biggest fan and this letter told me i was remarkable and talented. See what i mean? these things dont 'just' happen...theres a reason.

I hope youre feeling better sweetpea.

Love Shann
xo

Rue said...

I was starting to worry about you! Now I know why you haven't been around. I hope you're feeling better soon.

I save everything too and I do come upon things that bring back a flood of memories quite often. That's a very sweet memory of your dad :)

off to read your other post...

get well soon hugs,
rue

daisy cottage said...

What a precious find... and what a treasure to now have - I hope you are feeling sooooooooo much better now sweetie!!

xo,
Kim