Sunday, May 26, 2013

The one you give away survives

This past week, with the Oklahoma tornado dominating the news, and the June 2011 Wilbraham tornado dominating Marash Girl's thoughts, Marash Girl received a gift in the mail, a gift which had been shipped before the tornadoes dominated the news, a gift which included the following note:

Handblown miniature glass pitcher with pontil mark, circa 1930

"I came across this miniature vase that you sent me years ago from your summer home in Wilbraham.  I wanted you to have it.  I am reminded of the story you told me once about the tiles you bought in Jerusalem . . . how they all broke, but the one that you gave away survived!  This is the little survivor of the house that blew away -- "


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