Thursday, June 17, 2021

Throwback Thursday - Mother Goose

 


Once upon a time, Mother Goose, a grandmother clocked lived in the corner of the living room.  She came from a second hand store and her workings were taken to a clockmaker friend of Himself. After a tune-up, Mother goose faithfully kept time chiming the hours and half hours until one day, Mother Goose stopped keeping time. Well, not quite true. She kept accurate time twice a day though she no longer chimed on the hours or half hour.

With the living room going through a redecoration, Mother Goose was moved to a corner of the sun room. The idea was for her to keep perfect time twice per day and wait for the weather to warm up when she would be taken to stand out front at the curb where someone would come and take Mother Goose away as a real bargain.

While I was cleaning the sun room to open it up for the season, just for old time's sake, I moved the hands to the clock to the correct time. Then to complete the ritual, I took Mother Goose's key and gently wound the mechanisms. I was looking for a clock for the sun room. Something with a luminous dial so we could see the clock at night. Mother Goose didn't fit that description.

 And then, I heard it! A faint ticking! She chimed the hour though she was in a different time zone 4 hours behind. No matter. The old girl was old, but she was keeping time. Mother Goose now has a new home in the sun room. I guess she just wanted a change of scenery.

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  1. Hurrah she started to work. I have a strange clock like that. The one on my stove. If I lose power, I can't get her to keep time. But then if I lose power a second time, she will keep time perfectly after it comes back on. This is her pattern. Keep time, don't keep time. Weird. Have a great Thursday!

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    1. That's funny about the clock on your stove.

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  2. She's showing you how happy she is that you moved her to the sunroom! She was tired of the same ole view in the living room! ;)

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    1. I don't blame her. The sun room is my happy place

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  3. How strange that it's ticking again. The clock didn't want to leave you! Valerie

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  4. Wonderful! She just needed a bit of the right kind of jostling.

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    1. I guess we all need a little push to get us moving.

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  5. She just wanted a warmer climate! :)

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  6. What a wonderful uplifting story. Nice change of scenery, I guess.

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    1. We all need a change of scenery from time to time

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  7. this clock is awesome CJ; might have been wound too tightly from the previous key turn and moving her gave it just the right amount of OOOMMPPHH !!! :) ♥♥

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    1. Whatever it was, I'm glad MG is working again.

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  8. I'm so pleased she has started to work again.
    I think she likes it with you :)

    All the best Jan

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  9. Awww, how cute is that?
    My parents both were watch-makers and we had such a goose in the living-room. I "hated" her, I hated the ticking.
    Guess how many clocks I now have in the living- and even bedroom? So soothing.
    Must ask my Brother what happened to the living-room-"goose"!
    Nice post - glad she found a a new place to live :-)

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  10. Gorgeous Mother Goose - Postal Chat Sounds Interesting - Bummer On The Bad Movies

    Cheers

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    1. Oh, no, that movie was so fun in only the way the 1950s sci-fi can be

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  11. Awww, that is so precious! Big Hugs!

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