Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Irene

One of the highlights of every month was the day Irene came. Irene was a lady that loved yard-saling and made her own little business of buying anything she thought the Amish might be interested in which she then organized and loaded in the back of her vehicle and drove from one Amish home to the next to sell the treasures she had found.

One Saturday we were canning peaches when I looked out the window and saw Irene's familiar blue vehicle pull into our driveway. "Irene is here." I called to Mom. She set the pan of peaches aside and washed her hands and asked me to come with her to see what Irene has today.

On the way out she told that I did a really good job baby sitting Mahlon all summer and I can choose whatever I want and she will buy it for me.

I was thrilled. It would be the first time I ever was allowed to choose something to buy. Irene opened the back of her vehicle and there before my eyes was the most beautiful selection of dishes and toys that I had ever seen. There was so much to choose from I thought I could never make up my mind. There were beautiful china dishes with pink  flowers and lovely water and berry sets. And then I saw it. The perfect thing. A cute sugar and creamer set that were standing on a little platter. I knew immediately that is what I want. I pointed it out to Mom and said that is what I want. She asked me if I'm sure, that I can choose anything at all. But I had made up my mind that was what I wanted.


Mom bought it and I carried it carefully to my room and set it on top of the curio. I was so pleased to be the owner of some nice dishes. It was several years later before it dawned on me that I might not have made the wisest choice when I chose that humble little set from all the beautiful dishes available. But I still love it.

15 comments:

  1. I think it's an adorable set and I think that's so neat that you still have it!! Where's the sugar?? ☺ I can see any little girl (or any big girl) wanting that! ♥

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  2. I would like to invite you to join my recipe swap on Nov. 13 if you get a spare moment please swing by I would love for you to join!
    ~Karrie

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  3. I think you made a wonderful choice, because it came from your heart! I would love to have a chance to buy from Irene, how fabulous would that be.
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  4. what a sweet story...and i personally LOVE the set!

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  5. Sweet story:) I love the set it's so pretty!!

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  6. The set is beautiful! Do you still have this?

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  7. The set is beautiful and such an special story to go along with them.

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  8. I think you chose well indeed. A little set ON A PLATTER would have caught my eye, too! So elegant.

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  9. I just happened to stop by via Homespun simplicity.
    I must say that I really did enjoy reading several of your post.
    That set you picked out is so beautiful, and to think that you still have it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  10. i would say that set is priceless, it contains such rich memories!

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  11. I think it's lovely. If it's what appealed to you, I'm sure you made the right choice. Great memory.

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  12. You know what else I wanted to say about this...I don't know if you've ever seen any reruns of the show Green Acres, but there was a character named Mr. Haney that came around to the houses and did the same thing as Irene. Even as a kid I remember thinking how fun that would be. I'm sure Mr. Haney was a little different from Irene - he was a nut!! Still funny though. Have a good day ~ ♥

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  13. What a delightful story, and I think your sugar and creamer are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Thank you also for coming by for a visit and for leaving such a sweet comment, I am so happy to put your name in the hat for my giveaway.
    Blessings,
    sue

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  14. I loved this story! When my grandmother died, I asked my daughter (then about 8) if she wanted anything--she picked a pink floral teapot with a cracked lid. It had no significance that I knew about. She still has hers too. I love your set. Thanks for coming by so I could meet you too! Hope you'll come back! You are entered in the give away!

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  15. I loved this story! When my grandmother died, I asked my daughter (then about 8) if she wanted anything--she picked a pink floral teapot with a cracked lid. It had no significance that I knew about. She still has hers too. I love your set. Thanks for coming by so I could meet you too! Hope you'll come back! You are entered in the give away!

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