Actually, I am not talking about real live owls, I am talking about some really old owls that as long as I can remember, where used for Christmas trimmings. The first time I saw them was on my Grandpararnts' Christmas tree. It was us grandkids' job every year to find the owls in Grandma's tree. Then, some how, my Mom inherited them. My mother was the real Mother Christmas. She went all out every year with all kinds of decorations not stopping at just a tree. Always had wreathes, manger scenes, two electric train set-ups, at least two trees, beautiful wrapped presents, etc. Anything pertaining to Christmas, and my Mom was into it. So, of course, she started hiding them in our tree.
Now, since my wife and I are their guardians for awhile, they show up in many places at different times of year. Since we haven't had a Christmas tree in many years, my wife hid them in her two grape vine trees that she had made. I haven't seen the owls in quite awhile until yesterday, I saw them hiding out by the kitchen sink on a set of corner shelves we got at the flea market last week. I guess I better show you a picture of one of the owls so you have some idea what they look like:
And yes, his twin was on the shelf below. Now I am satisfied that they have found a great nesting place where they can see outside, watch us and the dogs, and we can keep a loving eye on them:
I suppose all families have a favorite trimming or trinket or something that has been passed down through generation after generation. Decorations and such usually come from our mothers and grandmothers and firearms seem to come from our fathers and grandfathers. I know that my Dad's fishing and hunting stuff mean so much to me. I am a very sentimental person and things that have great memories are important to me. Do you have anything like my owls that have been passed down to you along with memories? If not, feel free to share in some of mine, I have many, many more that I can share. Now, you all have a great day today, you hear?