Lost & Found

I have four drawers in my dressing table. When the removal men carried it up the path to the bungalow, a drawer opened the the contents spilled out. The contents of which, I had neglected to empty. This included, amongst other things a box of cotton buds. It was a bit embarrassing, but they were nice about it and left me to pick up the cotton buds.

It was a few days later I discovered the empty box.

Photo 18-04-2016, 16 07 34

It did contain a wad of cotton wool and a brooch. It wasn’t just any old brooch, it was a family heirloom. It was a gold barred broach with a knot in the centre and was given to me by my husband’s elderly auntie. She said that it had belonged to her grandmother and thought I might like it.

Annie Pedder was 27 years old in 1881, so I knew the broach was pretty old and was really sorry to have lost it.

A week later, I was chatting to a neighbour over my garden gate. I just happened to look down and there is was in the mud by the corner of the gate.

Photo 18-04-2016, 16 07 59
Here it is back where it belongs minus the little safety chain.

Photo 11-02-2015, 10 08 18

This photo shows Annie Pedder in the centre holding the flowers. She sits next to her husband at her daughter’s wedding sometime in the early 1900s.

Published by Kazzmoss

Karen loves fiction, reading and especially writing short stories and novels. She is also an avid blogger and book reviewer. Living on the beautiful Isle Anglesey, off the North Wales coast, Karen draws inspiration from the world around her.

One thought on “Lost & Found

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: