Friday, April 3, 2009

My Inheritance

June and Jiggs' Wedding
April 1, 1946


Aunt Marie just told me about the diamond clip.
How did I miss out on that???


Sixty-three years ago my parents got married.
At the wedding breakfast my grampa gave a tribute to his new daughter-in-law.
He said he had a special wedding present for her,
something that had been in the family for years:
a diamond clip.

Thrilled, she opened the little box and found . . .



a dime and clip.

(It was April Fool's Day!)

They lived happily ever after anyway.



13 comments:

Tiffany said...

What a great story!

ELLOUISESTORY said...

Terrific. What a clever guy - a joke and a story to hand down.

gab said...

Love the picture! Hilarity is genetic.

The Grandmother Here said...

Your mother must have had a great sense of humor to be able to smile after a trick like that at her wedding.

Polly said...

i love that story..we went to a dinner once in st george on mom and dad's anniversary..mom gave everybody there a dime and a paperclip as a favor and told that story..pretty funny.

Nancy said...

My husband told me that he almost got me a 5 carat diamond. He said he tried and tried but,unfortunately, at the very last minute, the claw dropped the ring.

Garret Gillespie said...

That's a great story. I agree with The Grandmother that "it would require a great sense of humor to smile after a trick like that" but, then again, great senses of humor also have a lot to do with the "living happily ever after" part in all of our lives don't they. Thanks for the post, I enjoyed it.

mama jo said...

that's pretty funny..i don't remember ever hearing that one...where have i been?

Linda said...

You sound you inherited your sense of humor from both of them. That is why I came to your blog--I read your comment on Diane's littlebitsofnothing "Edit" post

Susy said...

Great one! I love when words written make me smile it's like a little secret I've just heard just for me!

Snickerdoodle said...

What a cute story! You inspire me.

Sheri said...

Very funny story!

Keri(th) said...

Clever clan!