Have you all noticed the items around your house that were made in Japan?
I looked all over my Mom's Jewellery Box that at one time sat in the center of her dresser. .
on a doily.
I was looking for the made in Japan engraving. ..sticker. .something that would confirm what I always assumed to be true.
I couldn't find it.
I checked online .. .and there they were.
It seems that literally hundreds of thousands were made in the early 50's and are now readily available on ebay and various other sites.
Don't bother to look on ebay for mine.
You won't find it there.
It sits in the center of my dresser .. .
on a doily ..
with my mothers wrist watch and locket safely inside.
I remembered also that she had another link to Japan. She had a friend that had gone to Japan as a missionary as a single woman and stayed there for many years ..loving the people of Japan.
She often showed me her prayer card in the box of missionary prayer cards that she prayed through each year.
Underneath the box. .
I gently wind up the music box ..
still remembering her instructions not to over-wind.
I place the ballerina on the mirror. .
listen and watch as she rather sporadically moves about the surface. . .
and silently pray for the people of Japan.
all for now .. .