Friday, March 6, 2009

Show & Tell Friday!

Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewellery, or a treasured collection. Look around your closet if you have to share! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item. To find some more interesting “Show and Tell” stories, visit http://www.kellishouse.blogspot.com/


In 1999 Philip and I went to Krakow to visit Paul, Caroline and the girls! What a really special holiday we had. Not only because we got to spend time with our lovely family, but I experienced my first white Christmas, we got to visit the Rynek and do some fabulous shopping, I went on a toboggan and got to see some of the most beautiful places. We also got to visit some of the saddest places (Auschwitz) but it was a holiday to remember!

One of the most special tours we went on, had to be Schindler’s Tour! We followed the steps of Jewish prisoners from the Jewish Bookstore and ended at Wawel, the limestone hill where the royal palaces still stand. We had a tour guide called Eva and she was quite amazing. She was so well read and extremely interesting. When we got back to the bookstore, I was looking for something special to buy, to remind me of this incredible day. Philip and I wandered amongst the dusty old shelves, looking at books and tiny artefacts. Suddenly I found “him” – he was just perfect!

Our carved, wooden Rabbi who stands so quietly and serenely on top of our display cabinet. The blue and white stripes on his prayer shawl that cover his head are typical of the colours worn and also represent the colour of the prison clothes worn by the Jews in Auschwitz.  His face has little wrinkles, lines of wisdom and a calmness about it.

A special reminder of a an incredible holiday!

12 comments:

Smilingsal said...

This special keepsake is extra special because of the memories connected to it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Friday.

Gracie said...

I've always thinked that the very special things we have in our own houses, are the ones linked to family's tradition and trips, and you post today is the proof I'm right LOL. Thanks for sharing and for the pics on your blog of a country I've always whished to visit!

A Hint of Home said...

I'm sure that was a trip to remember. So glad you found the right keepsake.

KBeau said...

How nice to have that one special thing to remind you of your trip.

Avril said...

A very special keepsake from a very special holiday. What other interesting keepsakes do you have?!I look forward to your Friday post!

Firefly said...

Your show and tells are actually very interesting. I'm starting to think I should take part in it was well. I hace so many little things from my travels as well as old things from my gransparents. It will keep me busy for a while.

Susie Homemaker said...

Very nice...a wonderful reminder of a wonderful trip!

Warm Wishes,
Susie

Pam said...

This reminds me of our trip to Dachau while we were in Europe in 1996. It's nice that you have such a special piece to remember your trip. (I was so disturbed that I all I could do was stand outside and cry)

pam said...

I love your show 'n tells!

Linda C said...

This is the perfect keepsake. Such a special piece for a special trip.

Thanks so much for sharing this:)

Linda C

Judith said...

Oh Janet what a beautiful reminder of your holiday - Auschwitz is one place I would dearly love to visit and maybe will get the chance one day. take care Judith

Kelli said...

A very special keepsake from your trip!
~Kelli