Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Pretty Rock!

When I was a young girl, my dad got into quite a unique hobby. He became a rock hound. We use to go traveling all around to rock shows and different places to find all different types of rocks. Sounds kinda boring huh? Actually, it wasn't. He would get "slices" of so many different types, then cut them into shapes, grind them, polish them, and make them into beautiful jewelry. My Mom and us two girls had many pieces of his handmade items. After he died, I saved quite a few of his uncut rocks. Especially some of the ones he had lining the front walk. This picture is one of them. It is a piece of rose quartz. The picture really doesn't do it justice, believe me. It really is a very nice shade of light pink. I also put it outside, near my flowers or wherever I think it would look nice. Every place I have lived in since, sports this rock as a welcome to my home. I will take it with me, when we go fultime RVing, and put it out whenever I can. It is in memory of my wonderful daddy and the beautiful memories he gave me.

5 comments:

countryliving said...

I love rocks.....I think that is a neat memory and great welcome.

Gizzy's Mom said...

Dave was a rock hound as a boy and has lots of stories to tell about rock hounding adventures with his parents.

Ms. ~K said...

I started a rock collection when I was teaching...kids love them...
Rock on, Ms. Gloria!

Kathy said...

What a great memory to have of your father! Rock hounding is not boring, you can learn so much about geology!
When you go rving, you have to come out to Quartzsite, Arizona, it is the Mecca to all rock hounds! Polished and unpolished, you can find all kinds of great stones!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Gloria the background of your blog brings out the pink in the quartz!!! Do you remember the pet rock phase back in the 80's...that was funny. I love collecting the smooth ocean rocks...I guess that is what you call them. Maybe they are shells worn down but they are smooth as glass and a variety of colors.
Madi and Mom