Monday, October 15, 2012

The Case Of The Missing Rock

There was a time when Mom's Dad, did a lot with rocks! He used to go to all kinds of rock shows, dig for rocks, and make jewelry out of many of his buys and finds! As a young girl, Mom got to go to many rock hunting expeditions. So she was quite lucky to learn about many kinds of rocks from her Dad, including a lot a semi-precious stones. The above rock is part of an Amethyst Geode. After Mom's Dad passed away, she choose to keep many of his treasured rocks including this one. When she moved to Florida, she placed it outside, amongst my Dad's many beautiful flowers. One day, she realized it was MISSING! She just could not understand what could have happened to it! The missing rock really bothered her, cause it was a very sentimental piece of her father. The fact that it went missing, also bothered my Dad. They both knew right where it had been, and thought it may have been covered over by new mulch. Dad started poking the soil in the area with a screwdriver, hoping to hit rock, BOL! All to no avail! One recent day, he decided to use a much longer screwdriver, and low and behold, he struck gold, er rock! Mom was just coming home from work while he was poking the soil, and knew exactly what he was searching for. She suddenly realized he had found something! Digging out the soft sandy soil, lo and behold, there was Mom's special "Daddy Rock"! After tears of joy and some much needed cleaning, the rock was placed near the other special rock of pink quartz!

The piece of Amethyst Geode right back where it belongs!

Now are you wondering how the rock got buried? See the tree in above picture? It was planted approximately two years ago! Mom DID NOT plant this tree!!! Bet you can guess who did though! About eight inches below the surface of the ground, is where this rock was hiding for two whole years! Dad thought he was the hero of the day when he found it! Mom secretly said, PFFFT, but she led him to believe he indeed was a hero!

I am smiling, cause my Mom is so happy that the "Case of the missing rock" has finally been solved!
Lovies to all, even to my Dad, Miss Mindy

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