The weekly writing challenge asked us to come up with *meaningful* things, not things like my laptop, etc. Although my laptop really is one of my favorite things, this was a pretty easy writing challenge. I have a few things that are really meaningful to me.
1. My grandmother’s necklace. It’s a plain gold chain, probably not worth much in money. But, she always wore it, every single day, and it was something my grandfather gave her. My grandparents didn’t have much, and I feel very lucky to have this.
2. A pie cabinet from my grandfather. My grandparents were in the antique business, and I love old furniture, especially if it’s wood and is well-made. It’s got a piece broken off the top from sitting too much in their damp house, and it’s my favorite piece of furniture. I wouldn’t trade if for a $10,000 shopping spree at Raymour and Flanigan.
3. My lead Snow White and the 7 Dwarves. When I was little, my grandmother told me all kinds of fairy tales, which is probably why I love them so much now. They got these lead sets of Snow White and the 7 Dwarves. I don’t know who painted these, but they’re super cool.
4. My autographed 1st Edition Watchers. My husband got this for me on the first Christmas we were together. That’s when I knew I had to marry him.
5. Photo albums. I have a ton of them, both digital and paper. I love pictures.
Of course, this isn’t a comprehensive list; I could go on and on. The most imporant thing about this list is this: “The best things in life aren’t things.” -Art Buchwald