Gift Shop Memories – Haibun – January 17, 2015

© A Mixed Bag 2014

Clearing out the old ladies apartment was of course a sad event.  She’d spent so many years in the flat that it seemed that part of her spirit must have stayed when she passed on.

In the living-room, with its old furniture, still in mint condition, there was a wall to wall many tiered knick-knack shelf.  All the souvenirs from her rare trips to Venice or Rome were mixed up with the objects her children and grandchildren had brought her from places like the Seychelles or Los Angeles. Her grandson had just recently given her a toy Mummery & Fudger truck from London. It was in the place of honor on the shelf.

gift shop memories
on a wooden knick-knack shelf
an old woman’s life

© G.s.k. ‘14