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Keepsake
by Annabel Sheila

Sunday, June 10, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This beautiful tin recenty came into my possession. It was made by Edward Sharp & Sons Ltd. of Maidstone Kent. Anyone ever seen one like this? It's in mint condition and I think it may have contained chocolates or toffees back in the 40's or 50's (mayber earlier)....I think it's truly beautiful..and it must have meant a lot to my mother-in-law...for she kept it in perfect condition....


 

Your image is like a beautiful butterfly…
Delicate and perfect, surreal
In your flawlessness!
Your face bears the innocence
Of one who believes in dreams!
The essence of your fragile beauty…
Worthy of immortality on canvas!
You are but a child that
Unknowingly possesses the guile
Of a woman far beyond her years!
Could it be you are not real!
Did you exist only in the mind
Of the one who captured you?
 
In excess of sixty years, a lifetime…
You have withstood the ravages of time
Because she shielded you from harm
Kept you in a special place!
You meant so much to her!
In you she kept precious treasures,
Things she trusted to no one else
Scraps of memories she carried with her…
On her journey toward eternity!
But she has long since passed…
And she could take nothing with her.
Fear not, little keepsake tin
You are safe with me!
 
 

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 6/17/2012
JUST SITTING HERE GOING OVER YOUR PHRASES AND THINKING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THIS SHARING AND THE AWESOMENESS OF OUR GOD. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL PAINTING CAPTURED BY ONE ARTIST...WOULD HAVE LASTED SO LONG? TRAVELING DOWN THE CORRIDORS OF TIME, THROUGH SO MANY YEARS...IT ENDED UP IN THE HANDS OF ANOTHER ARTIST WHO HAS BEEN SO INSPIRED BY IT...THAT ANOTHER WONDERFUL WORK HAS COME FORTH. THIS IS A KEEPSAKE, INDEED. FOR WHO KNOWS HOW MANY OTHERS WILL ALSO BE FILLED WITH MORE 'TENDER NUDGINGS' THAT SPEAK OF ITS AWESOME LOVELINESS? A GREAT SHARING...ENJOYED. THANK YOU. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 6/13/2012
So lovely this keepsake and the poetry you have written
to cherish the memories.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 6/11/2012
Beautiful beautiful poem. My you know how to do this no?
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/11/2012
What a marvelous treasure to have, and to always remember the one who cherished it so.
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 6/10/2012
This beautiful tribute to a beloved keepsake and the owner of it has put tears in my eyes...yes,the picture above your poem is beautiful and no I have never seen one like it...I am very pleased that someone like you has it to care for as I know it will be safe in your hands...this poem and the photo of the girl on the tin I hope is one thing you will put into it as it too is a treasure.
Hugs from Kay
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/10/2012
My imagination goes back to some of the things we discovered when my mother passed away such as the letters my dad wrote home from the front during the war. The first thing I thought of when I saw the picture and read the forward was a Valentine gift from a service man who may have been away at war...either way it definately makes the mind wander in a pleasant way.
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Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 6/10/2012
Very, very lovely, Anna. What a treasure, and made all the more valuable by your imagination for if only you did know what this lovely tin held. Could have been letters from those she loved, notes from her children, could have been rolls of thread and needles for sewing. Ah,a beautiful mystery.
Your friend. Mark
Reviewed by Laura Fall 6/10/2012
Wow, absolutely stunning and such lovely words of something sure treasured as I can see why Truly Beautiful Laura
Reviewed by Janna Hill 6/10/2012
It is beautiful, as are the words you use to define it.
:) Janna
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/10/2012
Very, very nice, and now this precious valuable has another caretaker who will pass it on when the time is right. Lovely.
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 6/10/2012
Annabel,
her essence is safe in your care, you have given her fine expression.
Budd



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