Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Decorations








These are some of my favorite things.  Some of these items I made over years, some were mine when I was little and others I have collected.  I don't mind if something isn't perfect - like a few of the paper mache' rabbit's...broken arms etc.  I just like them because they are old and have history.

One of my favorite things - that I own - is this rabbit.  


There is a neat story behind it.  Many years ago, like over 18, I helped a client from the law office I was working at, go through her items before she moved to an assisted living facility.  Apparently I was very helpful and honest with her as she told many of her friends about me.  One such friend was Elva.  I received a call from a gentleman who said he wanted me to come over to his mother's house and give him an estimate on a buy out.  When I met him, I asked him how he heard about me - who referred me.  He showed me this piece of paper...I was so shocked...it said "if anything should happen to me, give this girl a call and she will help you clean out my house."  His mother was a friend of the original client.   He lived in a different state and didn't have the time needed to do this for his mother.  So, he gave me the key to the house - and I bought out everything.  My friend, Lisa, and I both just quit our jobs and were trying to make money so we could be "stay at home moms."  This estate was a blessing to both Lisa and I.  I can still see our "babies" Becca, 4 and my Anna 5.  We worked on this for weeks, during the day when our older girls were in school.  We have so many wonderful memories of this time - and "mom, was this Elva's?"  

This rabbit has a picture of the son when he received it.  He is sitting on a porch with it, an Easter basket and some of the paper mache' rabbits in this picture too.  I LOVE it!  

Thank you Elva for all the wonderful memories - you not only live on in the memories of your family, but mine and Lisa's as well.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

3 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

i'm not one for decorating much. i love your farm in the header, though. your barn is awesome!

Faye Henry said...

Ahh.. sweet story.. That must have been so much fun..
Love your decor... xo

Bama Girl said...

Hi Jacky! I love all the bunnies and Easter decorations! They are so festive! And the story about the special bunny is so awesome! Neat how God connects us with the right people at the right time! Blessings from Bama!