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Monday, August 2, 2010

TERM OF ENDEARMENT (OR OUR ODD COLLECTION)

In our game room (that’s what we call the room where the guys play pool), we display an odd collection. 

When my sweetheart and I were dating, he once told me that I was his Jiminy Cricket!  I was NOT flattered, and probably showed my shock with a wide open mouth.  He then explained that Jiminy, in the story of Pinocchio, is the puppet’s conscience.  (I think I had just told him that I would NEVAH do something that he had suggested that we do!)  (I know – you thought he called me that because of my constant chatter.)  From that day on, this “term of endearment” has passed between the two of us often, with each of us calling the other Jiminy when we are influenced in a good way by the other. 

So, our strange collection began before we married, and continues 44 years later (we’ve only been married 41 years, but we dated for three years).

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pictures

mosaic

MOS LRG

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I am linking to Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life.  Be sure to go visit sweet Marty for links to Tabletop Tuesday.

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Thank you for stopping in to see our odd collection and learning about our odd “term of endearment”.   I know, we are just soooo romantic!  Doesn’t everybody call their sweetheart a name from a children’s book?  It’s especially romantic to call one another the name of a cricket, right? Can you believe I married the man after he referred to me as a funny looking cricket, who wears a top hat and carries an umbrella everywhere?   Good thing I was already in love with the guy.  laurie

28 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

That is such a sweet story!! And I love your collection.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"This is OH TOO CUTE"... and I have quite a few of him myself, hehe... I was always in love with all the clocks on the wall, and grew up to have walls like that myself... LOVE it until daylight savings time gives me a HUGE chore twice a year!!! Thank you for sharing this treasure with us, LOVED your collection, Donna

Cote de Texas said...

omg - my brother in law collects Jimminy cricket!!!!! omg!!!!! i need to send you a picture of his collection. hold on.

The Barnett Family said...

What a sweet collection! I have a collection of Elvis stuff. We all have our things that we are a little crazy about! Thanks for sharing!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute story, and a fun collection!

Rachel said...

I love your unique collection and the story behind it! You did a wonderful job grouping it all together!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a great collection and wonderful story to go along with it. Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Such a sweet story, funny too! You did something right to be married for this many years. Thanks for sharing.

AshTreeCottage said...

What a precious collection!! Brings back lots of fond memories.

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

fiberdoodles said...

So cute! I love it!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

How cute...it is definately an unusual collection, but that is what makes it special!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Cute story and collection. :-D
Staying cool?

Olive Cooper said...

"only forty-one years" you are a mess, stories like this are what make your relationship unique...hugs...olive

Sue said...

Laurie- this a cute collection and it holds such a personal meaning to both of you. Ahaahhhh- sweet love.........
hugs, Sue

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What an adorable and endearing love story! I'll never see another Jiminy Cricket that I don't think of you! Love your sweet collection!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I think it is wonderful to have such a sweet special love name for each other. I think your collection is adorable and you love is a wonderful thing!!

Sandy said...

What a cute collection and wonderful memories. thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You never cease to amaze me Laurie with your wonderous collections!
This one is just sooo sweet! And what I neat idea to carry on your affectionate name for each other with a collection. Your house is so darn cool!
Hugs,
Cindy

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Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Laurie, haven't been by in a while but getting back into the swing of blogging again. What a collection you have and byw, I love the pool in your header. Is this yours? Love the natural look.

Luv2Shop said...

Love your story and your collection...so sweet!

Debbie Smith said...

What a great 'Love Story"! And what a fantastic collection, I'm sure each piece is given with endearment.

Sherry said...

I love your story of your name for each other. Thanks so much for sharing your fun collection. Congratulations on 44 years together. My Hubby and I met over 40 years ago.

susan said...

What a unique and great collection and story! Now tell me....I won't breathe a word...Did you...evah...?...:)

Relyn said...

I LOVE Jimeny Cricket! Love him! (Even if I can't spell his name.)

Pat transplanted to MN said...

so very cute and endearing story-that is lasting the way all wonderful things should and sometimes do.

Sarah said...

Laurie, I can't believe I missed this post when you first posted it. This is too cute! I love Jimeny Cricket and think the nickname "Cricket" is really sweet. Now I'll forever think of you when I see anything cricket related. LOL ~ Sarah

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