Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Cafe Writing - 7 Things in My Memory Box

Welcome to the November/December Project at Cafe Writing!

Option Six: Seven Things
Some men’s memory is like a box where a man should mingle his jewels with his old shoes.
~George Savile

Give me seven things that would be (or are) in your memory box. In this case, the box can be literal, and hold jewelry, or other special trinkets and treasures, or metaphoric. You’re not required to explain the items in your list, but it’s more fun for readers if you do.

1.) Movie ticket stub from the 1986 movie About Last Night. This was the very first movie my hubby and I saw together. Several years ago, as a Christmas present, my hubby found me an original movie poster and now it hangs in our bedroom.

2.) A jade rock my hubby bought me the first time we went to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN. I have always loved rocks, and green ones are my favorite.

3.) Ticket stub from the only live Pink Floyd concert we saw, in October 1987. They actually flew the pig inside the arena - too cool!!!

4.) The baby rings that belong to all three of my girls. I intend to give these back to the girls when they have their first babies.

5.) Bird seed bag from our wedding in 1990. We made these ourselves and I was so proud of them.

6.) Dried yellow rose petals from my wedding bouquet. I also have other dried flower petals in my memory box.

7.)My diamond horseshoe ring - the first ring my hubby ever gave me.


bella rum said...

Ooh. That baby ring. Sweet.:)

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful idea! Seven things -- let's see... my memory box would have my necklace Rick gave me for Christmas last year (a little diamond circlet); some cards and notes written to me by my parents; my mom's wedding diamond; my special pillow that Stimpy slept on and was on when he died; the gingerbread man that sits atop one of my Christmas trees made by my dad and the corresponding popcorn strand with ginger guys made by mom; the video of Dad's last Christmas; a beautiful letter that Rick wrote me one year at Christmas. (Boy, that's great to think about... hard to limit it to seven!)

I love that most of yours are from your husband and reflect your relationships. The rose petals are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

The evolution of your relationship...lovely. :)