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Friday, 26 November 2010

Stories are Gifts...

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Don't you think that is a lovely thought - not mine I hasten to add, it is the current slogan for Starbucks - I still think it is lovely, made me think of all the time my Mum spent with my sister & I telling us stories and then later the time she spent with my niece.

Mum was a Brown Owl when I was young and I can remember her surrounded by a pack of Brownies all listening intently to the story she would be telling (there was always a meaning behind the stories but at the time we thought they were just stories). A couple of years ago a young woman and her children stopped Mum when she was at the shops..."Brown Owl? - it is Brown Owl, isn't it?"...she had recognised Mum and wanted to thank her for all the wonderful stories she had heard and that she now shared them with her own children. Mum was amazed that the young woman had recognised her after so long but was even more amazed that she remembered the stories.
Because of the memories it brought I just had to buy one of the Starbucks Christmas Mugs...
oh, and of course I just had to have a Gingerbread latte 'to go' LOL............

7 comments:

Dan said...

I hate it when Starbucks bring out lovely stuff like this - I don't like coffee so never get the stuff! lol Still, I can still be inspired by it, so thanks for sharing Toni :)

Glen said...

Aww...*sniff, sniff*....that is a lovely story Toni. It's made me all fuzzy and warm. I do love nostalgia and sentimental stories...I think it's a sure sign I am on the downhill spiral! *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Lynn Stevens said...

Theres a real gift to being a story teller, it sounds like your mom did a great job of it and touched many lives! A sweet post. TFS

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

What a pretty, cheerful mug! Love it. :)
And thanks for sharing the Brown Owl story. So sweet.

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Ruthie said...

Aww Toni - that happened to me not so long ago - I work in libraries and happened to be in a bookshop. The girl behind the counter recognised me - she was in her early 20s - she then told me that she was the little girl who had sat on my lap at Upminster Library when I did my very first storytime as a newly qualified librarian! I am 43 - didnt half make me feel old!

Rx
PS guess who's gonna be popping into Romford for one of those mugs????

Dezinaworld said...

Aww thats so true and a great message. I bet your mum is a wonderful creative person too.

Also I popped by to let you know that i have posted about something special for Christmas at Dezinaworld and didnt want you to miss out. please pop by and check it out when you have time.
have a lovely weekend my friend
hugs June xxxxx