Monday, September 27, 2010

REGIFTING - THE GOOD KIND

Newlyweds are often tempted to "regift" some of their "extra" wedding gifts - the cow shaped creamer, the varigated yarn, crocheted pot holders and the avocado green toaster that someone obviously "regifted" to them.

A couple of weeks ago, some friends of ours showed up with this -
It wasn't cupcakes!
Why would we want three sticks in water?

A long time ago - 30 years ago, Brian's family lived just a couple of miles from where we currently live.

They had a beautiful house with a garden, a barn and hundreds of trees that had been nurtured from seedlings to maturity.

One day, Brian's dad took a willow tree branch cut from one of his trees and gave it to his neighbors.
There were no fancy preparations or fertilizers, they just stuck that branch right into the ground.
And it grew.
It grew into a fabulous willow tree.

Thirty years later, those people still live in that house. And the willow tree still grows in the backyard.
These little branches were cut from that willow tree.
These neighbors wanted us to regift the tree to us so we could have a piece of it in our yard.

Isn't that cool?
Not all regifting is bad!

6 comments:

Mama Badger said...

That's so very cool. A piece of Brian's childhood is following him.

Andrea said...

That is so neat. I love willow trees!

valerie said...

That's actually a pretty cool story.

Julianna said...

I love stuff like that. My godmother gave me a full length rabbit fur coat when I was in college. It no longer fit, and she wanted me to make something fabulous with it. I never did. It went through 14 moves, from MA to FL and then back to MA. Last year for Christmas, I carefully cut it up and made it "back" into a stuffed bunny for her. Her name is Karma, and she sits on the shelf when you enter her house for all to see. No, my friend, some regifting is not bad at all. -J

Joy For Your Journey said...

I love that story!! Gifts that keep on giving are my favorite kind!!

Christina said...

That is so cool!