Monday, March 28, 2011

And Chanel No. 5

When I was in my mid-teens my mum gave me, as part of my Christmas present, a bar of Chanel No. 5 soap. She couldn't afford the perfume but thought this would be a nice 'grown-up' present. I put it in my knicker drawer to make it smell nice and that's where it still is today. Without its scent of course.

My mum died soon after that so it was one of my last presents from her.


Furtheron said...

funny the things we keep.

I have my Mum and my Dad's old Parker pens. I still use them... only at home I be devastated if I lost one of them. They were always so proud of them, the fountain pen I dug out the other day and realised it would take cartridges... bought some, wacked one in and it worked straight away. They were right to be proud and I use that now signing things... silly isn't it... but then not silly at all to me.

My tool chest is my Dad's old work one... and full of his tools... most of which I have no idea to use, I often start a job with a silent prayer to him to forgive what I'm about to do :-)

Jennysmith said...

That's very poignant. Looks lovely that soap too.

Kept a note from my late dad - about feeding the rabbits.

Good post xx

CherryPie said...

A lovely memory :-)

Leslie: said...

That's so sweet, I could cry! Keep it even if the scent is all gone. What a wonderful memory! :D

Ole Phat Stu said...

Who said this ?

Journalist : "What do you wear in bed?"

Sexy lady (who?) : "Chanel Number 5" ;-)

Suburbia said...

Wow. What a lovely thing to keep. I wonder if you put a little water on it, if it would bring out the fragrance?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

That's so touching that you still have it.

NitWit1 said...

Isn't interesting what we keep to reminds us of our parents. I have my Mother's scissors reserved for cutting cloth. She emphasized that, and to this day that is all it was used for. I don't sew so I never do anything but look at them.

I have a peculiar looking ruler which does have 12 inches marked on it but it is the Biblical Cubit. I belonged to my father.

Ozkatt said...

Although my mum is still living, I have a lovely New Zealand jade pendant she gave me a couple of years ago. Father gave it to her over 40 years ago. As he passed away in 1995 it's a lovely reminder of him, too.

Chanel No 5 is a lovely perfume. It's a shame the soap has lost it's scent. Still, it's a nice memento of your mum.

Gracie Palacios said...

When my mom passed away, I was only 14 yrs old, about to be 15 in 6 months and the only thing I was able to keep as a memory, was a picture of her back in the 70's and a photo album. The rest of her things, my aunts and uncles kept :(
But seeing her picture everyday, makes me smile, now I have a beautiful 4 month baby girl, named after her, Anne and I tell her "she is your grandma and guardian angel"