Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Not-So-Wordless Wednesday

Last week I took a picture for Wordless Wednesday. It was of an ornament my Pop Pop bought for me years ago, 1994 to be exact. I was going to just post the image but I felt I needed to add a little background to why this darling ornament of Winnie the Pooh was on my blog. I didn't wind up posting it because I didn't want to "unwordless" my wordless Wednesday post.

Then tonight I see that the lovely LeeAnn of The Life of Rylie...and Bryce too posted a wordy wordless Wednesday and I knew my photo was meant to be posted along with a little story. My post is quite a bit more, well, wordy....

This is my sweet Winnie the Pooh ornament from 1993. My Pop Pop and I went to a sale after the holidays in Secaucus. It was at Marra Drug Store. I think it was a sidewalk sale if I remember correctly. Anyway I found this ornament and fell in love with it. By 1994 my obsession with all things Pooh was well developed. My Pop Pop bought it for me.

When we got back to his house my Grandma and Mom were there and I showed them my find. Iwas excited to hear what Pooh said being it was a talking ornament but it was well after Christmas and there were no strings of lights to plug him into.

Wouldn't you know my Pop Pop when into the garage where the Christmas stuff was stored and moved who knows how many boxes and dug around until he found a string of lights. When he brought the lights into the house and we plugged the Pooh ornament in I am sure it was worth every moment of rummaging around in the garage to find those lights when he saw my face. In fact I am willing to bet he saw a sparkle in my eye he hadn't seen since I was a little girl.

Every year since then Winnie the Pooh makes his appearance on the tree. This year he has become even more special to me. Nina loves the ornament. She asks for the tree to be put on so she can "push button" and hear Pooh talk. I see her face light up as she listens to Pooh.

It brings me back to that day. The sparkle in my eye and the smile on my Pop Pop's face.


Thank you Pop Pop.

1 comment:

  1. Yep...sometimes you just need words! That story was so sweet. So what does Pooh say? ;-)

    Merry Christmas Kirsten! I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!