It was a usual run, pick up a prescription, drop some stuff off at Goodwill, pick up groceries. When all that was done, I found I still had a good 45 minutes before I had to be home. Hmmmm....what to do with 45 luxurious minutes for myself? Do I dare? NO, I should just go home. But it was calling to me, loud and clear. I HAD to do it!
My favorite Antique haunt in Apache Junction was yelling at me to come and visit. After all, I hadn't been there in 6 months. Could I do it in only 45 minutes??? Well no of course not. It's a mall for goodness sakes. A mall with booth after booth of old goodies. BUT.....I could make a dent in a few of the crowded rows.......so I did!
I love looking for that certain treasure that might need to go home with me. A piece of turquoise jewelry, a spaniel figurine....maybe even an old hooked rug. I saw several things I might like to bring home but........I turned a corner and there it was.
Needless to say, it came home with me. I couldn't pass it up. What you say.......it's just an old metal clock and horse. Well that's true, but for me it's more than that. It's a memory of my past. You see, I remember as a youngster, visiting my grandparents who had a clock very similar to this and they let me and my brother's play with it. Somewhere in all my things back at home in Indiana, I have a picture of me playing with it on the floor at grandma's.
Now, grandma's was a bit different mind you. Gold in color not copper, and it's clock worked, whereas this one does not. But I don't care. I've seen these clocks in shops for many years and always told myself one day I would buy one just for me, however, they are usually more than I want to pay for just a memory.
This one though, because the clock was not functional, and a bit of the horse's tail is missing, was only $25. Typically I see them for around $100 and in better condition than the one I purchased. I don't care however, I just bought it for the memory.
And memories I have, thanks to 45 stolen luxurious minutes!