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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Too Late Too Sorry

DD wrote in her blog today about giving away a rug to charity and wishing she had it back. Made me think of something I sold at a garage sale and wished I had not sold. When I was young my Mama and Daddy bought groceries at a country store. The owners used to give my sister and I a bag of penny candy as a pelone and on Christmas they gave every family who traded with them all year a nice gift. The year I was going to get married they gave me one of the gifts along with Mama and Daddy's. It was a white pedastal cake plate trimmed in gold. It was pretty but not very practical so after years past when I used one of the poplar at that time covered tin cake plates I put that other one in a yard sale. A good friend bought it and later I often wondered what she did with it. I wished I had kept it but I wasn't about to ask her.

10 comments:

madcobug said...

I used to have one of those. My x still has it I suppose. First time I have even thought about in about 30 years. Helen

TexWisGirl said...

i sold a little end table i had had for YEARS - had it as a kid in Wis and brought it down to Texas. i sold it at a garage sale and kick myself often...

FrankandMary said...

Oh, how I can relate to this. Last year I gave quite a few things away that I am quite certain I should have kept...but...~Mary

Jill said...

I'm so sorry your plate is gone. A good lesson for us all, I guess.

Rose said...

I used to borderline be a hoarder just for that reason...but too many little people live here so I had to make space for them!

Dar said...

I'll bet if your good friend knew, she would gladly return it. Just ask her if she ever uses it...I guess I wouldn't ask either.
I once gave away a ring I had wished I had kept for my daughter...too sorry, too late.
BlessYourHeart.........sure is dry for your dryland turtle. Prayin' for rain for you.

jack69 said...

You stirred up a lot of memories. When I got out of the military I sold all my uniforms etc at a yard sale for pennies. I kept one uniform to be buried in.
Sure wish I had those belt buckles back. LOL

Paula said...

Testing

Toon said...

I do that kind of thing a lot. Mostly I regret throwing things away, thinking I'll never need them again.

DD said...

Makes me think of giving away my girls girl scout uniforms. One belt was missing at the time, which I later found. Guess what, I still have the one belt. Isn't that a shame?

Paula, please ask your good friend if she still has the cake plate. She may sense that you have regrets and present it back to you.