Today is Day 30 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.
The theme for today from the photo challenge I am using for inspiration is “Apple”.
As I thought about the prompt for today, I couldn’t help think of some quotes:
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
You’re the apple of my eye.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
And even – An apple for the teacher.
I collect a number of different things – birds, heart boxes, angels, elephants. I also collect apples – perfect really for a teacher. I didn’t think I had that many until I started looking. I have more than in the photo and there are also some apple shaped dishes, which I use in the fall.
One in particular sits in our china cabinet and is a definite keepsake. It is red glass apple, quite heavy, that was presented to me by my union when I retired. (it is the middle of the photo, to the right). It reminds me of all those years of teaching and my love for my profession.
Keepsakes have a power to remind of us of special people, special events, special places. Our china cabinet is definitely that – full of gifts, memories and precious to us objects.
Isn’t it funny how you don’t know how many of something you have until you start gathering and counting? I have a nice crystal apple that I received from our education association when I retired. I nice reminder of the 38 years I spent at Upper Dauphin Area Middle School.
Must be something that is given to most teachers.
I hold on to many things too. I tend to collect notes- birthday cards, anything I’ve gotten in the mail…little moments in time to look back on later. Thanks so much for sharing.
I save cards as well.