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Monday, September 16, 2013

Never Lose Hope...

 
 
My late Mother-in-Law started a tradition of
giving a Claddagh ring to each of her many
grandchildren when they turned 13.  Our son,
Brennan got his on his 13th birthday and one day
while playing outside at my Mum's house it
slipped off his finger and was gone.  He thought
he lost it in the back yard since that was where
he was playing so we searched and used a metal
detector but no luck ~ it was gone.
But yesterday as my sister was weeding the front
garden, under an evergreen she spied this!
It was Brennan's claddagh. 
 
For the Irish, the claddagh represents Love, Loyalty
and Friendship.  The way you wear them can have
specific meaning as well:
 
On the right hand with the point of the heart toward
the fingertips, the wearer is single and may be looking
for love.
On the right hand with the point of the heart toward
the wrist, the wearer is in a relationship.
On the left hand with the point of the heart toward the
fingertips, the wearer is engaged.
On the left hand with the point of the heart toward
the wrist, the wearer is married.
 
We are all thrilled that the ring has been found after
so many years and look forward to returning it to
Brennan. 
 
I guess that was the luck of the Irish!
 
 

2 comments:

  1. I am so glad they found the ring. I lost my engagement ring for two years and I hid it so well i found it in a little box.

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    1. One year, while doing my Fall cleaning, I lost one of my sapphire and diamond earrings that were a gift from Wonderful for our 10th anniversary. I searched everywhere, even going through the dust bag of the vacuum - twice. No luck, it was gone. Then, the next March, Wonderful and I were doing some clearing of the perennial beds and something was glinting in the sun. There it was, my earring! I guess it pulled out of my ear as I was hanging out quilts to dry on the line. Since it was St. Patrick's Day, we decided it was the luck of the Irish then too.

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