Sunday, June 10, 2012

In the box with Grandfather's Bible was Great-grandmother's clock.

It had been a wedding present in her youth, and chimed the hours of her lifetime until she took her final leave.



My Russian - who works in the watchmaking industry - was swift to take it in his hands, carefully studying the movement before attempting to bring it back to life. And as I watched him working with a patience I personally know not of, I couldn't help but think that this clock, my Swiss great-grandmother's treasure when she espoused my Swiss great-grandfather, had found its way back to the vaterland and into the care of watchmakers, the keepers of its very soul.



Perhaps in years to come it will chime my own final breath.

10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that is neat! i has come full circle, yet stayed in the family. :)

Fiona said...

What a lucky lady you are.

The clock is beautiful.
Enjoy


x

Linda said...

I love that. It is where it should be and just in time. Kurt can love it back to life.

Kim said...

What a beautiful clock. I love the initials on it.

MarmePurl said...

Time is our greatest gift.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a great idea to have your wonderful husband working on your family clock. It really is another treasure for sure. I've missed you too Allison.

Pam :) said...

A very special time-piece to adorn your new home, and count the moments of your life, Ali.

My family says I can't pass by an old clock without stopping- looking- and listing to tic-toc and chime.
xo ~:)

Ola said...

this is a lovely one, I can imagine an old misterious house with such a clock!

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Buttons said...

Oh I love this. You have such a gift for words. B

Katie (Nature ID) said...

You're such a beautiful, sentimental soul. Have you and your family seen the movie Hugo?