A few days ago, I received this email from reader Ashley:
I just noticed the yellow horse in your cross stitch post. Pretty sure I have the same one in the same color. My grandmother’s mother gave it to my grandmother on her 21st birthday (weird gift I know) but I asked my grandmother if I could have it because I thought it was neat. So cool to see someone else with one considering mine is 40+ years old!
Oh, you mean, Stanley? After scooping him for ten bucks at an antique shop in Cincinnati, he rotated around our home – starting on the console table in the foyer…
And ending up on our mega-wall next to a vase of sentimental notes, a peacock, and an un-painted camera, courtesy of Mom (although the great paint debate was drummed up again when I was mentioned in this pin):
So who knew he had the possibility of being a great-grandpa (and after all this time, look so so lovely?). I asked Ashley if she could shoot me a photo, you know, just to be sure. Just call me Miss Crazy; better to check and confirm. Right away, she sent me this:
Scott and I were all whoa. And she even gave me this link to another Stanley, waiting on Etsy for his forever home. It was an evening of email exchanges with a whole lotta Wow! and Neat!
We didn’t know there were others. Gives me the shivers (and yeah, add drama queen to my list of namesakes, too).