Friday, July 20, 2007

SHOW & TELL #11 Roadrunner

Okay, its Friday and SHOW & TELL again. Go over to Kelli's at There Is No Place Like Home to find out all about it and join in the fun. Be sure and go back and put your name on her Mr. Linkey after you post your SHOW & TELL.


This is my SHOW & TELL for this week. It is a very old Road Runner that my father bought for my mother about 60 years ago. It is glazed and muted blue & tan colors. The beak was broken at some point in time and re glued on. Otherwise it is in perfect shape. The Road Runner is New Mexico's State Bird.




I had this Road Runner for a number of years and gave it to my oldest daughter, Suzette, when she got married as a wedding gift from her deceased grandmother. Suzette proudly displays this Road Runner in her beautiful home.



Thanks for letting me once again share my SHOW & TELL with all of you.

37 comments:

Anita said...

So your road runner is now a real family treasure, how nice that you offered it to your daughter on her wedding day!

Connie said...

What a treasure for your daughter to now have and display. Thanks for sharing.

Take care,
Connie
My show and tell is up.

Kim said...

Wow, what a wonderful treasure. Thank you so much for sharing.

Momma Roar said...

What a wonderful treasure to pass through your wonderful family!

Lori B said...

Quite the road runner there.
I'm sure it is a special treasure to you....glad your daughter has it now.

Mama Russell said...

That is so neat! I love to hear stories like this. I hope to have something so special as this to give to my daughter's on their wedding days. Thank you for sharing!

jar said...

It is such a beautiful color. Your daughter must be so happy to have it.

ellen b said...

The coloring is lovely. I enjoy treasures with a history to them. Blessings...

LBP said...

I love your road runner! Our family has one too! Not like yours, ours is made of green swirley looking glass. I hated it as a child but my mom loved it. My sister has it now sitting on her piano. (I still hate it!).

Linda

Jungle Mom said...

with all your travels... the road runner suits you!!!

jennifer said...

Oh I love road runner's. Very neat show and tell!

Stay at Home in Suburbia said...

Neat looking bird! I always love gifts that have history! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

JEANNIE78 said...

How neat of a gift to pass on in the family. And wow you have been married 48 years (and counting) Congrats, now a days that is something to truly celebrate

weavermom said...

What a great story!

Tanya said...

I think that is so neat to have things from far ago that mean something and have memories behind them. Thanks for sharing

Amanda said...

Very nice! I get to see a roadrunner around here occasionally. :)

diana said...

very cool. i like the fact that it's old and is and will be something that is passed down through the generations.

thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

He is very handsome and what a wonderful treasure. I love how you gave it to your daughter on her wedding day!
Kelli

Barbara H. said...

How special to have something meaningful to hand down through the generations!

Marci said...

I love it that it is being passed down as a gift from generations past. Very special.

Diane @ A Watered Garden said...

I just love to have things that have been passed down from generation to generation! I'm sure it is nice to watch your daughter enjoy it now in her own home. I also wanted to let you know I have returned to blogville with a new name and address. You can now visit me at: www.awateredgarden.blogspot.com. I will be back for a visit and to catch up on reading postings made during my recent sabbatical. Blessings, Diane

Lallee said...

The family treasures passed down are the best, aren't they? The road runner is a beautiful peace. I love the details of it.

Seattle Boy said...

Did you know that the road runner is a species of cuckoo? What wondrous diversity evolution has generated.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That roadrunner is quite unique! i like him so much! perhaps I can join you all next week for show and tell!

Jennifer said...

I'm sure Suzette really cherishes your family heirloom! It's so unique and such a treasure; I'm sure so many memories are associated with it as well!

It reminds me of a piece that my grandmother gave me as a wedding gift just a few months ago. It's a handpainted bowl that was a wedding gift to my great-grandparents. Every time I look at it, I think of how it has survived so much over the years. I hope to pass it to my daughter or grand-daughter one day.

Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a most blessed weekend!

CaraqueƱa said...

Very nice birdie! Thanks for visiting, Susan. I did have a great time in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave! AMERICA!!!!

Myrna said...

Your road runner is quite nice and a true heirloom.

My husband has been fascinted by road runners since his first trip to West Texas and New Mexico. I bought him a big iron one several years ago while we were in Texas. It currently guards our deck.

Cheryl said...

What a nice qesture to pass along something to your daughter as a wedding gift from her grandmother. You just know she was looking down from Heaven and smiling~

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

Love your road runner. I have one also, but mine is wood. I think they are soo cute. It's treasure that your daughter can have it. Reminds of that cartoon I watched as a child.
Have a great weekend

Sue "Sioux" Seibert said...

Lovely! I think he's the prettiest roadrunner I've ever seen!

Mountain Mama said...

Isn't it special to have something so loved to pass down to our children.
I have an old clock that sat in my parents home for years. All of my five kids want it. My solution, a round robin. After I'm gone, they each have it for a year then pass it down to the next in line. The round robin will be used for any things more than one kid wants.

Lyndy said...

How neat that you passed it on to your daughter. A real family treasure.

Thanks for sharing and have a blessed weekend.

Lyndy

~Ginger said...

What a neat idea to pass that unique gift on to your daughter. We gave our kids a pair of Dutch wooden shoes at their wedding, hehe. We told them we would start a tradition and with each little Moreno they brought into the world we would give them a pair of little wooden shoes to set out at Christmas for Dave and I to fill with treats. Maybe someday we will get to do just that :)

Trudi M said...

very nice treasure

Lana G! said...

Great road runner! It makes me want to say "Beep Beep"

groovyoldlady said...

I'm thinkin' I need me a very cool rudrunner like that!

Gina E. said...

I've only ever seen roadrunners in cartoons! Yours looks much more attractive, and what a lovely gift for your daughter.