a post I wrote back in September about my grandfather who passed away. He was very dear to me and I loved him very much. He had been in the jewelry business his whole life, and my dad worked with my grandfather for a short time before he moved onto his own job. I blame my watch obsession and really all jewelry obsession on my grandfather and father because they both have spoiled my grammie and mother time and time again. There are many things I will always remember my grandfather for. One of which was "his drink": a dry Manhattan. Of course something tangible that I can remember him for is his Patek Philippe watch. It is engraved on the back and is in perfect condition. The watch did not get handed down to me but down to my father. It is such an incredible timepiece not only for the quality and the rarity but because it is something that reminds me of my grandfather so much. I can only one day hope to get the watch passed down to me.
Why you ask do I tell you all this story? In a time where we have endured several years of the poor US economy, it has taught us to value what we do have and value quality over quantity. This watch is an example. Take good care of your quality items so that you can pass them down. Whoever you pass them down to will feel like they have a part of you that they can keep and cherish for the rest of their lives.
On a side note, who has tickets for the midnight showing of Harry Potter?! I do not; however, I will be seeing it on Sunday and cannot wait! This was most definitely my favorite book and I have read it at least 10 times. Have a fabulous day!