Monday, July 28, 2008

So...

So I am sitting here and thinking, which is something I do being vice president and all, and I can't really think of anything to say that will make an impact so I'll just post this.... ... a monkey. There is a story that goes with this Monkey. When I was a little girl (about 5 or 6) I lived with my grandparents for a little while and I found out that it was my Grandpa's birthday. I rode my bike to nearby garage sale and I bought him this monkey (which I thought was so Beautiful) for about $.50. When my sweet grandma passed away. He got remarried (at 82 years old!!) and moved in with his new wife, Barbara. He asked me all the time what I wanted for a token to remember her (and I did get a very nice porcelain girl that I always loved-and still do) . As I was in his garage one day-taking out the garbage-I noticed that he still had kept this monkey. I asked him if I could have it and he smiled and said,"sure Sweetie" the way he always addresses me. I told him my story and he said that he just hadn't gotten around to figuring out what to do with it, but he hadn't thrown it away and that made me smile... It's been almost 30 years since I bought the Monkey. My kids love it and have so fondly named him Simon. He sits happily clashing with the decorations around him. And he will always have a home with my family... silly huh?

4 comments:

jenni said...

LOL! That monkey is just too cute! what a sweet story though. Got to love grandpa's! :)

Birrd said...

This is a great story. What a wonderful grandpa you have!

Simplymom said...

Isn't it funny what things we get sentimentally attached to!!! I have a couple old Cabbage Patch kids from when I was little that are all scuffed and well loved, but I just can't throw them out.

aaronamywilson said...

Hey Kim,

I love your blog! Fun Fun Fun! I love to see you. Seeing your smile reminds me of the fun we had. Do you remember sliding on the hood of my car pretending we were the Dukes of Hazard? I need your blog site so I can add it to my blog.