A  parade of little elephants.

A parade of little elephants.

At the left of the picture there is a little green glass elephant.  This is the elephant that was the beginning of my elephant collection.  Grandma Emma gave me the little green elephant, and ever after that, I was drawn to the little elephants or elephant motifs.

I had to stop collecting elephants because I acquired too many to have sitting around in various places in the house.  There are so many to dust when they are all on display.  I put many of them away but I arranged this parade of elephants on the mantle of the bedroom fireplace, for my enjoyment.

I have two elephant pins which I wear, on two of my blazers.  I have an elephant doorstop, an elephant bell pull, a ceramic elephant that my daughter-in-law painted for me, a special bookmark, and a few other elephants around the house.  One is a huge plush animal, not as big as a real elephant, but the biggest one that I have.  I have a pink depression glass candy dish with an elephant on the lid, and a small elephant pin cushion that makes a safe place to store a ring that I’m not wearing, –on the elephant’s upraised trunk.

I enjoy them all.  When I look at my parade of elephants in the bedroom, I smile with quiet delight.  It all started with a little gift from Grandma Emma!

About NJ

I love to write! I realized in 9th grade that I really enjoyed writing. Every two weeks we had assigned topics that we were to use to write an essay. I liked writing the essays.

I’m a mom and a grandma. None of my family live nearby, but they visit when they are able to come.

I’ve been a pastor’s wife and a grade school teacher. Now I’m retired and enjoying visiting others, and indulging myself in my hobbies, –writing and art activities.

I’m very thankful for the blessings in life.

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