Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Memories in a Flower Shop

I had some time between two doctor’s appointments today; I decided my table needed some live flowers.   One of my favorite local shops was near I went in and chose my flowers.  I had more time so I wandered around the store.   I came upon a display of garden ornaments.  My eyes landed upon a cement mermaid.
 I was immediately taken back to Christmas in the early 1960s.  My dad was not a man of many needs.  He often joked when someone asked him what he wanted for Christmas, “a mermaid”.  Finally one  year one of my uncles purchased a glass aquarium decoration of a mermaid.  I could even see the glass green olive jar filled with water that held the joke.  I stood soaked in memories.   I smiled and paid for my purchases.   
This evening as I sat thinking of the old memory of my dad I’ve decided that mermaid needs to find a home in my flower garden.  If it’s still available and not too pricy I’ll buy it next week when I go for my follow up appointment.  If not, I’ll still have my memories.

1 comment:

  1. I am thinking that mermaid belongs in your flower garden so I am hoping that it is still available next week!