Wednesday, January 30, 2008

a special something

I've been tagged by Bibbi "Show me a special something, important or beautiful or meaningful or full of memories for you - or all of that - and tell me about it."

So: I inherited this mortar from my father. Not only is it beautiful, but it has a story:

This is the story about my father's aunt Nanny as a little girl. One beautiful summer day she was playing in the forest when a group of soldiers came to rest in the very same place (this being Sweden in the 1880's, it was in no way something scary - the country hasn't been to war for centuries). The soldiers were thirsty and asked Nanny to bring them water. They were all in a good mood and when leaving they gave her a silver coin each. Nanny's family was very poor and she knew she would never be allowed to keep this treasure for herself - so she buried the silver coins next to a special birch tree.

Much later she came back to look for her hidden treasure. She found the tree, or so she thought, and started digging. She didn't find the coins. She found this mortar hidden in the soil. She kept coming back to dig and look for the coins, but never found them. The only thing she ever found was that mortar.

5 comments:

mansuetude said...

I really enjoyed this...its enchanting, and makes me want to know more about this little woman hiding her money. Its really lit my imagination. Love it.

Marie-Louise said...

Vilken underbar historia!

andrea tachezy said...

Amazing!It is like a fairy-tale. Can´t tell it better then mansuetude.

Bibbi said...

Tack! Det är som en bra film.

mansuetude said...

I have tagged you... (via andr=ea's tag)

"You make my day-Award" works like this:
1. Write a post with links to 5 blogs that make me think and/or make my day.
2. Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
3. Display the "You Make my Day Award" logo with a link to the post that I wrote. (Optional)
4. Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news