Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Remembering A Cup of Kindness

Can we talk?

The other day I heard one of those money-saving segments on the news and was advised to save my change each day in a coin bank. I realized I have the perfect bank, a Mary Engelbreit piece I received as a gift years ago but have never actually used as a bank! This gift is super special to me because it was a gift from a friend's *father* who was a Walmart trucker at the time he bought it. Retired now, Bob was a bearded, gray-haired gruff sort when I first met him, but it didn't take me long to figure out he was a teddy bear. Still, though, I was amazed when this bank arrived in the mail one day with a note from his wife. "Bob saw this at an auction and said 'Do you think Angela would like that?'" she said. She told him that yes, she thought I would, so he got it and that's how I acquired this bank. The sentiment means more to me than the bank does!

Although it is a cute piece, isn't it? Around the base it says "Pour yourself a cup of kindness," which is a great sentiment -- and one I can certainly bank on doing!

9 comments:

Denise said...

Darling story,man and bank.Kind of reminds me of my husband.

Linda J. said...

Love it! What a special gift!

Marilyn said...

I love it, but more than anything I love the sentiment behind it. What a precious treasure of a man.

parTea lady said...

What a thoughtful gift and a really cute place to stash your change.

Frivolitea said...

What a thoughtful and charming gift and story to go with it!

Steph said...

What a treasure for your treasures!

Anonymous said...

What a nice story! Sometimes a gift's background 'story' makes it all the more special. Enjoy your bank & thanks for sharing, Joanie

Jacob said...

What a cute money bank!!

this can be a perfect gift ;P

Ginger said...

What lovely gift and a lovely story.