" A Silver Surprise"
My grandfather was one of my very closest friends. He was someone I loved to just sit with and "chat away" the hours!! My grandfather was a big character, always coming up with unusual inventions, ideas, etc.. My grandparents didn't have very much money and they both worked very hard for everything they had. One day a bank had this promotion that if you opened up a savings account with them you would be given one sterling silver place setting for "free." Through the years when they had a little extra money they would add to the set. (How do I know this? I had many, many wonderful "chats" with Grandaddy!) Well, my grandparents treasured this silver and they brought it out only at Christmas time. One Christmas when I was visiting I went to to dining room hutch to get the silver chest. I picked it up and thought "boy, this is sure light." When I opened it all I found was this note written by my Grandaddy:
He had decided that if any burgulars came sneaking around he would fool them by writing "Silverware in Bank Lock Box." Truth be told, he had stuffed it all in the back of his bedroom closet in my Grammy's big old knitting bag!! LOL That's my Grandaddy, he knew that would "throw those burgulars off of the track" if they came sneaking in! I have that silver, the chest, and also the handwritten note today. Can you guess which thing I treasure most????