Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bird Figurine Series - # 13


    
   This ring-necked pheasant figurine has not only been very special for Janine and me but our mom who received it from her late American pen-pal Dorothy Pratt. I will never forget that wonderful afternoon in 2006  when we met Dorothy, her daughter Jane and son-in-law Orrin at the famous Ruins restaurant in Ocho Rios. Mom and Dorothy were pen-pals for over 60 years. The ring-necked pheasant is the state bird of South Dakota where Dorothy lived.

52 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

Very pretty one Judy plus the history of it means more. You have a nice weekend.
Cher Sunray Gardens
Goldenray Yorkies

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Cher! A good weekend to you too!

Sandee said...

Oh this one is very precious. You actually got to meet your moms pen pal. That's awesome.

Have a terrific day Judy. :)

Mom In The USA said...

Hi Judy,
Thank you for stopping by the Thumping Thursdays blog hop. I followed you back.

Karina

Judy Haughton-James said...

It was a wonderful meeting Sandee! Enjoy the rest of your day.

ChatterBlossom said...

Wow! I really can't imagine doing anything for 60 years, let alone keeping up a pen pal relationship. That is amazing!
-Jamie
http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

Maria said...

What an awesome time it must have been to meet your mom's pen-pal along with her family. 60 years - that is incredible and just so neat, Judy!! It sounds like you and your mom share a lot in common! You both have big hearts and are open to sharing them with the world - wonderful!
I hope the week has been treating you well! Sending love and thinking of you!
Xoxox
Maria

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Mom In The U.S.A. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Jamie,
It is really wonderful that my mom and Dorothy kept in touch from their school days until Dorothy's death. A really long and great friendship. Take care and enjoy the rest of your week.
Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks as always for your kind comments Maria! It was really a special meeting and I am glad that Janine and I were there to share this with our mom. Can you imagine that Mom and Dorothy started corresponding from high school days?! My week has been going fine. Take care and lots of love, friendship and best wishes to you, Steve and Beano.

retired not tired said...

I love visiting your blog to see your bird figurines. Lovely as usual.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks retired not tired. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Winnie said...

Very pretty, and I love the story behind it. Wowwww - pen-pals for 60 years!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Winnie! Enjoy the rest of your week.

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye said...

He's a sweetie :-)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Bree! All the very best to you.

Katherines Corner said...

Judy you have so many wonderful things. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

Xmasdolly said...

Thanks for sharing. I love figurines or my mom use to call them nic-nacs I have all of hers & she had a lot. I use to collect Angels, and then I was over run with them because that's all anyone ever got me for Christmas, birthdays, mother's day etc. I had so many I finally said UNCLE!!! LOL Have a wonderful weekend! What a wonderful pen-friendship for so long. Amazing!

Claire Justine said...

lovely Judy :) thanks in advance for linking up with us today ( going to get the hop posted ) have a lovely weekend ...

Camille said...

What a beautiful figurine with a beautiful story behind it too! Thanks for sharing. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Camille! Have a great weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Clairejustine! I have already linked up to the Weekend Blog Hop. As always I am so happy to participate. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Xmasdolly. I know what it is like to get collection items among my birthday and Christmas gifts. My bird figurine collection really got very big! Have a good weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Katie! A good weekend to you.

Esther Davison said...

It is the friday chaos blog hop and I have just hopped over to your blog for the first time and am a new follower. Isn't this a fun hop? Esther Norine Designs

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Esther! It is indeed a fun hop. I will definitely follow back. Have a great weekend.

Jesika Crank said...

Beautiful, and beautiful background!
Thank you for sharing!!!
-Jesika

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Jesika! Enjoy your weekend.

Debbie McConnell said...

I have always wanted to collect little figures, and dolls. Never started... and at 42 I wonder if it's too late LOL

Judy Haughton-James said...

It would be great if you could start your collection Debbie! I was surprised how quickly my collection got big! Have a wonderful weekend.

Paula Miller said...

What a wonderful story to go along with the bird!!! Amazing :)

Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Paula! Have a wonderful weekend.

Dani said...

That is a beautiful figurine! I have actually been to Ocho Rios!

www.footballandrainbows.blogspot.com

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks for your comment Dani. I am glad that you have been to Ocho Rios. Have a great weekend.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

It is beautiful Judy! I hope you are doing well!

Theresa said...

That is so neat that your mom stayed in touch with her pen pal for 60 years. They must have had a great friendship. I can see why this figurine holds a lot of meaning for you!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Melissa. I am fine. I hope you and your family are well and wish you a happy weekend.

Judy Haughton-James said...

It was a great friendship Theresa. I am glad they got a chance to meet.

James Gibson said...

Hi new follower from the chaos blog hop. I really like the look of your blog and I'm looking forward to your posts. I have a Daddy blog I'd love it, if you have the time, to swing by and pay me a visit :-).

http://chandodaddy.blogspot.co.uk

Pearl said...

Hi Judy,
That is just precious! Happy Saturday!
Pearl

Nekky said...

Wow, such a long time pen-pal friendship. I wish mine lasted like that. Lovely figurine.

Carole said...

I have seen anything quite like that. Hope you are having a great week.

Amy said...

Interesting to read this post & to see the figurine....
Have a nice weekend!!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Amy! Have a good week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot James! I will definitely visit your Blog today. Have a good week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Carole! Have a good day!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Pearl! Have a great week.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Nekky! It is wonderful to hear from you. Have a great week.

Jenny said...

what a great gift and memory. Love your picture at the top too! Thanks for linking up once again :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Jenny! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Crochet Eve said...

Judy this one is gorgeous!
Did you crochet that doily?

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks a lot Crochet Eve! It is so great to hear from you again! Yes, I made the doily. My twin and I used to crochet a lot. Take care and have a wonderful week.

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