12 Jan 2009

FUN MONDAY - A 40 year old lemon

Odd Shots and Macro Monday are here



This week's host is Jan at The Prytz Family.

The Assignment:

What is the quirkiest thing in your home that you will never give away?

I think that the quirkiest thing in my home is a lemon pig, which will be 40 years old on Dec 6 this year. It was part of the table decoration at our wedding in 1969.

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For such an old lemon it still looks very good, not anymore like a table decoration of course but it stands in my vitrine, as souvenir !

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and here we are !

25 comments:

Mar said...

Never thought I could meet a 40-yo lemon!! what a meaningful souvenir, indeed.
And that's a wonderful shot of the Gattinos!

Puss-in-Boots said...

That lemon looks in amazing condition for 40 years old.

You haven't changed much, Gattina, just a little older like all of us. Lovely wedding photo of you both.

June said...

Oh I definitely think you should pull this out and use it for your 50th celebration!

Janis said...

Wow, that is one died up lemon, would never think that it would last that long. Great photo of the happy couple, may your love continue.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, how precious a memory. I'd be just like YOU...I'd keep it forever!!!!!

Happy Fun Monday dear Gattina.

Maribeth said...

What a sweet memento. And I love the picture of you and Mr. Gattino! What a handsome couple!! And you were a beautiful bride! (still are!)

Jan said...

Amazing that's it's still around. Love the wedding photo, almost 40 years, fabulous.

Melli said...

That's so cute! I think you have shown that little pig before - haven't you? You are just an ol' romantic softy - you know that? And that photo is darling! YOUNG LOVE!!!

{i}Post said...

Wow! A 40 year old lemon fits the bill as quirky for sure! I am surprised it did not succumb to mold by now!

m (the misanthrope) said...

Oh! What a lovely souvenir from a wonderful day! And that's a beautiful wedding picture too :-)

maryt/theteach said...

Don't think I'm crazy, Gattina, but I can smell lemon... Ha! You and Gattino make a very handsome couple!

Pamela said...

the best!
Wish I'd saved something from my wedding.

(Besides my wonderful husband, I mean)

lisaschaos said...

That's a cute idea! I love your lemon pig! He has survived the years nicely!

Jientje said...

I did not know what to think when you posted your comment! I had no idea a lemon could last so long!
Great picture of the happy couple by the way!

Sayre said...

Very interesting... does the lemon at a wedding mean something in particular?

kath said...

that is so cute! popped over from Lisa's Chaos.

koehmstedt said...

I wonder what that lemon looks like on the inside. Great wedding pic.

Faye said...

Now aren't you and Mr. Gattino the handsome and happy couple! I'm intrigued by your wedding bouquet--what was it made of? Very unusual style. As to the lemon pig--citrus can be preserved for quite some time by rolling in spices and letting air dry. But 40 years! I'm sure you are so happy that in the midst of all the wedding flurry you had the sense to "rescue" this pig. BTW, what's the story behind using a pig for your wedding decoration?

karisma said...

Oh very cute! The lemon and you two as well. Beautiful wedding photo. Im surprised the lemon has not shriveled into nothing by now! Wow!

WT said...

Holy crap! Now that's quirky!!

Dr.John said...

What a beautiful bride and handsome groom. The lemon pig ain't bad either.

Junebug said...

You look beautiful in your wedding photo.

ChrisB said...

What a wonderful souvenir and it still looks very cute. Your wedding photo is lovely.

Vlado&Toni said...

oh that's so sweet, ;) you and Mr. Gattino look like a celebrity couple with that beautiful picture ;)you are such a lovely couple! what a lemon! quite priceless ;)

Julie said...

Heck yea, that is quirky! I would have keep it too though. What a wonderful momento. :)