Sunday, June 2, 2013

Charlie....

There were some interesting moments.... during The Memorial Day Weekend....Sale....
Below.. is Bonnie...
We were very busy...Friday...
and as 8 a.m. approached... Folks began standing next to...what they were interested in...
I was flying from one end...of the property...to the other... helping folks...with their...piles....and showing them where to 'Hide' things... : )
A Lovely Woman...walked up to me...and asked me about the little Grave Stone.... in the
 Green House....
I had to tell her... it was 'Sold'.... some Sweet Gals... couldn't be here...and asked...if they could call...around 8:30... after the Folks here... had an opportunity to buy.... if... they could, then purchase it...over the phone...
I agreed... and...they did...exactly that.... moments...before Bonnie.... had asked about it...
Bonnie...was so.... sad....
she said...
"Barb...I follow your Blog... have for years...
Drove... 14 hours to get to this Sale....
and...Everything... I wanted.... has 'just'...sold.... just... ahead of me..."
I felt soooo Bad....
She told me... she really....really....wanted that Stone.... for a specific...place....
and reason...
I thought about what she had just said.... and felt compelled to tell her.... about...
'Charlie'...
I have... another.... That Has Never...Been For Sale....
my... "Charlie"...
I have had Folks...ask to buy it...many times... but... I couldn't let him go....
yet...
I felt... I should offer him...to Bonnie....
and did so...without...any regret....
She...however...paused..as I told her... about the 'Charlie'...Stone...
She...declined my offer...
and said...
"No.... I can't take 'Charlie'... it hits too close to Home..."
I said... not knowing...exactly what.... but...understanding...at a glance... it was painful...for her...
I was sorry...
Then...a few moments later...
Bonnie found me...
and said....
"I will buy...Charlie...."
She said.... she had lost her Best Friend...two years ago....
and she was wanting to do...a 'Memorial' for her...
Her name... was...
Charlie...
I knew... why the other Stone had sold.... and why...it didn't bother me... to let Charlie go....
{I know...some folks will be upset...that I sold 'Charlie'.... as...so many have asked...for him...He was to be a Forever.... Friend... in The Rabbit Hole...}
I shared My Journey...with the little 'Charlie' Stone....with Bonnie...
I found him...in a quaint Town...in North Carolina.... on my trip...with Allyson and Bethany...
not far from The Outer Banks...
The Little Stone...had Just been brought in...to the little shop... in N.C. and wasn't priced...
It had been in the owner's Parent's Garage...for Years.... and they asked her, to find a
Home for Charlie.... 
I was Happy..to Give him... a Home...: )
 and...the Little Stone...rode with us... on to...The Outer Banks...
Bonnie said....
a little...stunned...
"Charlie....was cremated... and tho... it hadn't happened...yet... she asked that her ashes...be spread at The Outer Banks....of North Carolina..."
: )
Everything.... happens...for a reason...
there are...no coincidences  in Life....
Love to ya...: )
Barb C.
 
 
 
 
 
Love...to ya... Bonnie....
Love to ya....
Charlie....
: )

2 comments:

Rita C. said...

Barb,
Your stories are amazing, and this one's no different - thank you for continuing to share.

I am convinced you, too, are an angel, here on earth.
~R

simplyiowa said...

Awwwww... Rita....they are True... Life...is a Highway... and...What an Amazing Journey... each and All of us... have...if...we take a moment..to see...it...: ) This is why...I defend... these Old...Worn...Treasures from our Past...
They...are so...Soulful...and have...a Voice... if... we choose to...listen... : )
Love to ya...
Barb C.