Friday, May 11, 2007

SHOW AND TELL #1 - Pocket Watch

Well today is Show and Tell Friday. If you aren't familiar with it yet, go over to Kelli and check it out! It's such great FUN.



Mickey and I have been married 47 years. In 1988 we Renewed our Wedding Vows. We had not had a formal wedding and decided to do this with our children, and one granddaughter (at the time) as our attendants and flower girl.


It was such fun for all of us and truthfully I was surprised when Mickey agreed to it!



I wanted to get him a very special gift and hunted high and low during the months of preparation. I worked right next door to a jeweler and had been in there several times looking but never saw just the right item. One day the jeweler came over, to where I was working, and asked me to come over. He had acquired what he thought was the perfect gift I was looking for. (click on pictures to enlarge)

When I walked in this OLD
pocket watch was what he had. It was perfect!!!

The upper picture shows it with the glass cover in place. The lower picture shows it with the glass cover opened. You can see it also has the gold chain and the gold key is used to wind the watch from the back.










These two pictures show the back side which is Mother of Pearl. The one on the right is with the back closed. The one on the left with the back opened where you wind it.






This picture is the inside view of the back. He has a very small picture of us standing before the Pastor repeating our vows.
You cannot read the inscription, although you can faintly see it on the gold back to the side of the winding post.
The inscription reads simply:
I Love You
Susan
1958-1988

36 comments:

Momma Roar said...

Oh Susan, this brought tears to my eyes. What a sweet show and tell and what a precious, precious gift!
47 years of marriage - you are so blessed! Do you have something in the works for your 50th?

Linds said...

What a beautiful gift you found! And we can all learn so much from both of you. 47 years is amazing and just wonderful.

Susie said...

What a wonderful show and tell. I love the watch and especially hearing that you and your hubby have such a special memory associated with it.

Trella said...

Oh! This brought tears to my eyes. What a lovely gift. The picture is just perfect.

Betty said...

Susan, an absolutely perfect gift...It is beautiful and I'm sure he treasures it......

My husband and I will be married 47 years June 19th.....Seems like a vapor in so many ways....

Thank you for your visit and comment.....

I enjoy visiting with you......

Marci said...

WOW, what a neat gift. I would love to find something like that. I am glad you decided to go ahead and have your wedding. Happy Mother's Day!!!

Jill Norwood said...

What a wonderful gift. I love the photos you included so we can see it firsthand.

Lady Laurie said...

What a lovely gift ~ thank you for sharing the photos and story.

I hope my hubby and I can renew our vows someday, as we did not have a church wedding.

Elizabeth said...

Susan---what a priceless treasure! I love old things and this is just spectacular! :0) and thank you for your kind comments on my blog. it's a joy getting to know you!

LBP said...

What a beautiful story for a wonderful watch.

Jenn said...

Susan that is wonderful! I love it when I can find rare treasures like that! You are a wonderful woman from what I can tell through your blogs and I am sure your husband thanks God quite often for you! Keep being such an inspiration to us all that all marriages can work as long as God is in the center of it!!! Thank you dear friend. I love your blog!

Pam said...

Now that is special and precious! I love it! What a wonderful momento of your special day.I did enlarge all the pictures. The one with of the watch opened is my favotire! I could see the gold really well and loved the detail of what looked to be a little village?

In answer to your question about my pottery- I guess you could keep tortillas in the one piece with a lid to keep them warm. It does have a flat bottom (kind of like me! *giggle,giggle*)

Lori B said...

Oh that is precious. That is neat that your renewed your wedding vows.
I love the watch and that you can put your photo in it. Very neat!

Lea said...

Now THAT is a show & tell... your going to have to come up with something very grand for the 50th!

Kitty said...

This is such a beautiful, special gift. I love it!!!! And I also love the picture inside, adorable!!! Thank you for sharing this!!

Amber said...

How wonderful to be married this long. You made me cry. What a perfect gift!

Amber said...

How wonderful to be married this long. You made me cry. What a perfect gift!

Tracy said...

Wow! Married 47 years...that is wonderful, Susan! Beautiful pocket watch, too.

Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving a comment. Hope you have a great day!

Karen said...

Oh what a special show and tell! You are definately blessed in your marriage, Susan. Congratulations! That is a very special gift.
Blessings and Happy Mother's Day!
Karen

Sharon said...

You are so blessed to have been together this many years! The watch is very beautiful!

Granny said...

How lovely. Congratulations on 47 and my wishes for many more.

Thank you for your continued kindness. I just received your latest comment.

And Happy Mother's Day of course.

Ann

dot said...

Almost made me cry! Beautiful watch and inscription! Hope you have many more years together.

Kelli said...

What a wonderful gift, Susan! The watch is beautiful and I love how you were able to put a picture in it!!
Thank you for sharing it with us!
Kelli

Morning Glory said...

How absolutely perfect!!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a wonderful show and tell! I am sure he loved the watch and loves you for taking the time to find the perfect gift for him

~Ginger said...

So incredible Susan. I hope some day Dave and I can renew our vows. In a few years it will be our 30th...maybe then:) What a blessing.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

That was so sweet and such a sweet life. May your years be many more and the time get sweeter and sweeter. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY. Connie from Texas

Ruth said...

Oh, wow. What an awesome, awesome piece! I want to renew our vows one day, too. That was the perfect present and a great keepsake to pass down!

Sandy said...

Awww that was so beautiful! Being married for 47 years is a blessing. What nice memories you have of your marriage! Oh and Happy Mother's Day to you!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a PERFECT gift!! I enjoyed your story (as I enjoy all your stories!!) Thank you for sharing!

Katherine

Leann said...

you give me hope that people still do love each other and stay together.
tha is a perfect gift.your a blessed woman and he is a blessed man.
(((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))))
happy mothers day.God bless you and yours...

Myrna said...

How romantic! I'm sure the renewal of your vows was a special event. The watch is a beautiful reminder of that day.

~~Mikki Jo said...

What a beautiful marriage you have. Such a treasured gift I'm sure. Wonderful memories for your children too.

diana said...

how very beautiful and special. thanks for sharing.

PEA said...

Such a beautiful pocket watch...oh my, I can just imagine how thrilled he was when you gave it to him! Just gorgeous!!! xox

Lynne said...

What a special gift. Your husband has a beautiful reminder of your love to always carry with him.