Monday, October 22, 2012

A little “Apron” Postscript

How many of you have seen the movie “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants?

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I rented it from the library and it is really good!

I could appreciate it even more since I’ve taken part in ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Apron’.

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A quote from IMDB, “The movie is based on the young adult book, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Anne Brashares. As four best friends spend their first summer apart from one another, they share a magical pair of jeans. Despite being of various shapes and sizes, each one of them fits perfectly into the pants. To keep in touch they pass these pants to each other as well as the adventures they are going through while apart.”

This is a bit of a postscript as to a ‘magical’ experience I had while I had the ‘traveling apron’. I enjoyed bringing it along with me while we visited family but I also had something happen that was totally unexpected.

I found something.

I found something that I have been looking for…

for YEARS!

I found my book!

When I was growing up my sister and I each had a big Storybook.

And I kept them.

A few months ago, I asked my sister if she would like to have hers and I sent it on it’s way. Which left me with my book…my pitiful beat up book that I had given my 4 boys to read and enjoy. By the time I realized it was a keepsake…it had no covers, was missing pages at the beginning AND the end and was colored in with crayons! lol So when I started spending time on the computer I realized I could search for my book and find out what the cover was supposed to look like and maybe even find a ‘new’ book.

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Last week I was in one of my favorite shops here in NC, New Visions and I reached down on the bottom shelf to look at a Hans Christian Andersen book…

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and there was MY BOOK underneath.

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“365 Bedtime Stories”

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I couldn’t believe my eyes! I paid for it but didn’t even get a bag for it. I carried it out as if it was a fragile treasure.

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I’m linking with Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

and Knick of Time Tuesday !

I hope the apron brings everyone that receives it joy…and maybe even a bit of magic!

What do you think?

A little bit of magic?

37 comments:

Vee said...

Oh it was sweet to see that book on the shelf! I have a few old ratty childhood books myself that I dearly love. They are filled with those wonderful stories that they don't write anymore. I did see the movie and I did like it as I recall.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diane,
WOW what an amazing end to your story and your book. I love when these things happen in life. So meant to be.
I have not seen that movie, but now want to as well.

Have a wonderful week my friend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Susan said...

OMgosh! That was one of my favorite books (along with Nancy Drew) that got passed down through younger siblings, then, nieces & nephews, but I have no idea where it is now. The "magic" of the Traveling Apron, for me, is experiencing the women that have been chosen and feeling like we have been friends for years and reconnected.
When the Apron finally returns to Meggie, it would be wonderful if she wrote the screenplay for our own movie...I'm thinking Sally Fields for my character, tee hee!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Most definitely a bit of readers magic going on there...

How wonderful to have a copy of "your" book.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Cranberry Morning said...

I can SO relate to finding a treasure of a special childhood book! Congratulations, Diane. Enjoy every minute you have to look through it's lovely pages!!

Della said...

Isn't it wonderful to wish for something, and as if by magic it appears in your life?! I'm so happy you have your book!

My youngest daughter and I saw this movie while she was still in high school. We both loved it, and it is a favorite of ours!

Dorothy said...

Hi Diane, I love a good book story with a happy ending. :-)
And that does look like a wonderful childrens book!~
Dorothy

Kim K. said...

I just love happy endings! What a glorious find.

ImSoVintage said...

Diane, I am so excited for you. Isn't it amazing how those things happen. You were definitely fated to find that book. Happy reading.

Hugs,
Laura

Jane and Chris said...

The apron is indeed filled with magic and love. Gosh, I DO like Susan's idea, that Meggie should write the screenplay for a movie...then the travelling Susan apron sisters would be able to meet!
Jane x

Amy said...

I love when things like this happen. I don't look at it as a coincidence but something bigger! Good for you and so heartwarming. Please come follow me at Pinehurst Cottage. We are on a journey to find a cottage and the renovation of it. I would love your input. Thank you and I'm following you. ~Amy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I still own a few treasured books from my childhood, Diane. I'm glad you found one similar to one you loved.

Elaine said...

I'm so glad you posted about this, I love books, especially old ones. I can well imagine how delighted you were when you spotted that particular one.
I'm off now to have a think about who should play my part in the film. ;)

cucki said...

it is truly looks like a wonderful children book and i love reading children books..my fav time
hugs cucki xxx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am so glad it brought you some magic! I felt it when I had the apron also. I think the 'movie' of this would be awesome, LOL. I think Diane Keaton should play me!!!

hugs, Linda

Laurie said...

what a great store!!! I just find your love and enthusiasm for books so refreshing, you always make my day!
I have missed everyone so much, I have started my new blog, right from scratch, no followers or anything, please visit me!

Donna said...

Magic? Yes, indeed! I'm so glad that you found your special book!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Wow!! I would have been jumping out of my shoes if that happened to me! What a wonderful, unexpected, exciting surprise -- yes, it was waiting for YOU all that time, right there in that shop.

kitty said...

That was just meant to be, Diane! How wonderful to find your special book. Also, you look so cute in the apron and I love your Fall foliage pics. Too bad I wasn't in NC now.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a wonderful story! I can feel your excitement when you discovered this precious book. A treasure to keep forever!

flyingbeader said...

Finding that hidden book that means so much is wonderful. I loved the movie the Red Balloon. I watched it all the time when I was a little girl..imagine when we bought a huge box of stinky old books there in the middle was a book about the movie The Red Balloon...I was dancing around. Husband couldn't figure out why I was happy...but I was & cherish the book as I know you cherish your book

JG said...

Definitely magic! Diane, my sister & I cherished our one copy of "your" favorite book! Every night we would listen to one story. WoW! I have no clue what happened to the book.
~Judy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh what a wonderful find! I know exactly how you felt on finding it and I am smiling as I think about the childhood books I'd be thrilled to find again. A few survived and have already been handed down to my kids/grands, but some favorites disappeared along the way.

I loved this post.

Vintage Gal said...

I did not see the movie, however, I read the book and I loved that story. It was a wonderful story. what a wonderful magical apron ;-) To bring you a better copy of your treasured childhood book ;-)

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Diane, my 21 year old daughter loves the sisterhood movies and books. Your traveling apron sounds like so much fun. I am thrilled you found your book. xo, olive

Carol Stuck said...

Thank you for such a wonderful post. I loved reading it. And I am so glad for the happy ending....you found your treasured book. How magical!

hugs and smiles,
Carol

jody said...

what a great treasure! enjoy!!

Sheila said...

Such a lucky day for you - I can just imagine how thrilled you were. I remember how you have a collection of Golden books. I'm sure the travelling apron will bring joy to the lives of those who wear it.

cynthia lee designs said...

Oh...a bit of magic for sure!! So happy for you that you found your book.
~Cindy

Linda R said...

Your post has me smiling. I am so glad you found your book. That must be one special apron. :)

I have not seen that movie, But my sister always tells me I need to see it. I guess I am going to have to rent it. Sounds like a good movie.

Hugs~

Katherine Wolak said...

So happy that you found your book again! :D And that apron thingie is so cute! :)

Hugs,

Juanita said...

OH wow. I can't imagine the feeling of seeing something - by chance - that you have been long searching for. Did you hear music in the air when you saw that book?

I have not seen the movie! But it sounds great.

Jeanne, backyard neighbor said...

Good morning Diane, Your book find is awesome. I too am very attached to the books of my childhood. This is the sweetest story and it's true. I am so happy for you.

I remember the movie but I never saw it. I would like to though. I will have to check our library.

Your header is beautiful Diane. I love Fall. I looked at your previous post and your photos are beautiful. You have a wonderful view.

Happy Fall,
xo, Jeanne

Danielle said...

I haven't seen this movie..but I definitely will put it on my list. I love the book that you found!!!!

✿Carol✿ said...

I loved this story, and you finding that book was SO meant to be! Glad you now have a copy that isn't colored in with crayons. What is it about kids writing all over books? I know I did it too, but WHY???
Yes, I've seen that movie. Many times!

Attic Clutter said...

oh what a neat story...so glad you came over for a visit too (:)
hugs..Patty

Zimbabwe said...

That is amazing, I would have been over the moon. I had a beautiful book as a child that I gave to a friend when her child was growing up. I suspect she dumped it and now I am so sad, I should have hung on to it. C'est la vie. Diane