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Lucky Horse Shoe Ring
By Chessly Lynn Nesci
Monday, November 16, 2009

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I lost my faith when I found my father deceased in his little apt. The lucky Horseshoe proved that he is with me.

                    ~Lucky Horseshoe Ring~

 

 

 

I was the lucky one in my family to go through my father’s belongings. He had a lot of watches and gold rings that he collected over the years.  After I picked up his ashes I flew to Dallas for his service. I brought pictures, watches, and rings for family members to pick from. I let everyone pick what they wanted and one ring remained. The ring was a size 4 pinky gold horseshoe ring.

 

 

 He wore it every day that I can remember. I was very happy it was left to me. I have never been a gambler but decided to check out the buffet at a local Horseshoe Casino. All the coffee you can drink and fantastic food for little money.  Next stop after dessert was a quarter machine. It was a progressive slot with a win of 25,000. I knew there was a slim chance of winning but decided to take a chance.

 

 

 After about ten dollars, the slot goes crazy!!!! Three red double sevens the highest win.  The amount that I won was the amount that I was supposed to receive from my father’s insurance. The policy was for: 25,000 but; no good because he died to soon. I didn’t care at the time when we got the letter and just went on with my life. I don’t think it was a coincidence that I won the exact amount of his policy. The horseshoe ring was left to me, and that is where the money came from.

 

 

 He had a part in it, and gave me back my faith that I lost seven months before. Finding my father alone on the side of his bed devastated me. He was broke, sick, and had no where to turn. He was at the very end of his rope when he passed. I think the stress did him in, and his frail little body couldn’t take it anymore. He died a saint in my eyes. Never wanted to burden anyone and just suffered alone.  The most beautiful soul I have ever met. He taught me compassion, and patience.

 

 

 I will never forget one day along the beach when a gang of boys starting beating on this young guy. He was really getting hurt and my dad couldn’t take it anymore. He jumped in and stopped the fight. Some of the members even had knives on them. My father would step in front of a bus for anyone he knew. He didn’t get the respect in last days on this earth. He was alone and abused in a nursing home.

 

 

 He was expected to live on 600 dollars a month from the federal government. He was not accepted by my husband so he spent many nights alone in his apt. I pray that he didn’t end his life; and Gabriel just brought him to help in heaven. Nothing in life is a coincidence, and that 25,000, is proof that our loved ones do go on, and with us everyday.

 

 

 

   Written by,~ Chessly Lynn Nesci

 

 

 

 

 


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Reviewed by nancy taylor 11/29/2009
Once again, Nesci astounds and surprises. This evocative, poignant tale is about the death of a beloved father and how his horseshoe ring that none of the other family members wanted ended up giving her character amazing luck at a quarter slot machine. Nesci interprets this rare event, a $25,000 prize from a quarter slot, to be proof appeared to restore her faith in God in knowing that her father, although no longer in the flesh, was still looking after her from beyond.

Finding a loved one who has passed away alone in their home is a devastating event that possesses the potential to traumatize a person for a lifetime. None of us want to experience something like this, but unfortunately, it occurs all too frequently.

As I have said in other reviews, what makes Nesci so unique, is not always what she says with words but what she leaves to the reader's imagination. We all know Gabriel is one of the few angels named in the Bible. He announced to Mary that she would bear the son of God, and many sources describe Gabriel as the messenger of God. When Nesci refers to Gabriel in "Lucky Horse Shoe Ring", she has him escort her father to heaven, perhaps after delivering the message that his death is imminent. Nesci doesn't spell this out for us, though. She states it as if it is a fact, which tells the reader clearly that her faith in God and his angels has been fully restored, which is at the heart of her story.

Chessly Nesci is a developing talent of great potential and it is delightful to be able to watch her grow from one piece to the other.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/17/2009
A very moving and meaningful account, Chessly; and a loving tribute to your father. Love and peace to you,

Regis

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