First Sunday of the month; it must be time for a Storytelling Sunday post. What’s that you say? Well, our hostess Sian, from High In The Sky, urges us to tell a story about some thing precious to us. In her words: “Pick Your Precious is about celebrating the little things you love: those souvenirs, bits and pieces, things from your past you can't bear to throw out.” For March, she was thinking of an Irish themed "precious" maybe.
Well, I’m not Irish, but I am lucky. In fact, despite my American/English/French ancestry, I am quite fond of St. Patrick’s Day. And the reason is all summed up in one of my most precious possessions (past or present) – my engagement/wedding ring.
Because it was Saint Patrick’s Day, 1984 when my fiancée, now husband, T first slipped my engagement ring on my finger. I remember it was a lovely Saturday in Saint Louis that day we made our engagement official. To tell you the truth, I don’t remember what the weather was like – but it was a lovely day!!
We picked up the ring from a little jeweler downtown not far from where we both worked . Here is our engagement photo, and a candid wedding photo with my ring on my finger.
I still have the little white box the wedding ring half was stored in until the big day just a little more than a year later. I popped it in there for you to see. Close scrutiny will reveal a few scratches from nearly 30 years of wear – yet, it gets more and more valuable as each one passes.
No, I am not Irish, I am just incredibly lucky.
So there is a quick story for you, now you have time to visit a few more storytellers who have shared their tales with Sian and all of us.