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    My two bits for Tuesday.
    1. My in-laws went on many trips in the '80s- one of those trips was to Sweden. My MIL made friends easily and everyone loved her dearly. They are both gone now but Tom and I have so many wonderful memories of times together.
    While in Sweden, Nina met a woman named Maryann- they became fast friends and she took my in-laws under her wing sightseeing as well as into her home. That was one of the best trips they ever had.
    When they returned home, a package awaited- in it was this Dala with a note from Maryann- " though we are miles apart, the distance can never break our friendship, love, Maryann".
    Maryann and Nina were friends- they spoke on the phone every week and went on more trips together...in the end, their passing was even within mere weeks of the other.
    2. This little horse sits in our den, among Tom's treasures, and within it, the loving memories of that friendship between two women so many miles apart rides on.

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    1. Shoot-Me1 57 months ago | reply

      Geat story, thanks for sharing.

    2. Seaglass addict 57 months ago | reply

      I have chills. You are great memories of your in-laws. How wonderful

    3. aya1gou 57 months ago | reply

      what a lovely story!
      I am from Japan and also got mini Dara from a Swedish friend ;)

    4. Jee whiz! 57 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful story, Janet! And you're lucky to have been blessed with a wonderful mother-in-law.

    5. Laura Lea 57 months ago | reply

      Oh wonderful story! Love this two bits idea Donn! Love when objects in the home hold wonderful memories and meaning! Glad to know the name of this as I saw two in the thrift store the other day!

    6. cantina di dom fuas 57 months ago | reply

      Maryann was absolutely right. It is an adorable memento of two lovely ladies, who were not afraid to welcome new people into their lives :-)

    7. Georgian Bay Dreamer 57 months ago | reply

      A wonderful story indeed, and a lovely colourful Dara as a daily reminder of two special people.

    8. GMA Lou 57 months ago | reply

      Lovely story and photo! I was thinking this morning about some of the great people I have met on trips.

    9. My Little Chickadee 57 months ago | reply

      Such touching and sweet memories this pretty Dara represents. Thank you for sharing such a personal story, Janet.

    10. Sweden.se 38 months ago | reply

      Lovely Dala horse picture and a beautiful story!
      We have selected this photo as a ”Swedish picture of the day”:www.facebook.com/SwedishPictures

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