Monday, May 14, 2012

70 years of luck



i bought a stack of old books at the flea market the other day. among them was a little almanac for northern norway for 1942. i grabbed it because it had quaint handwriting in the back and interesting charts of things like animal prints in the snow and old norwegian measurements and how they compared to the metric system.  i was paging through it today and found this perfect four-leaf clover.  tho' my family helpfully, immediately and most unromantically suggested that it could have been put there anytime since, i choose to believe it was tucked in here in 1942.

that's 70 years of good luck.

i imagine it has such stories to tell and that if i listen very carefully, it will whisper them to me. (possibly in norwegian.)

6 comments:

Spilling Ink said...

I'd like believe too that it has been there for 70 years patiently waiting to bring someone luck.

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Bill said...

1942 was not a good year for Norway (and other countries as well) ... perhaps someone was wishing for better days.

celkalee said...

What a touching find. I believe that there is no coincidence. Therefore, you were the intended recipient and the goodness it holds is yours.

Ally said...

This is such a wonderful find. I'm feeling your good luck all the way across the ocean. Cool beans.

Georgie K. Buttons said...

That is amazing! Wow!