Thursday, June 9, 2011


It seems there are ever changing rules for airport security. While we welcome necessary precautions in keeping our skies safe, preparing for a trip can be tedious. One such requirement is the amount of liquids which can be carried on board. These items no more in three ounce sizes in a clear plastic bag no larger than quart size must be presented for inspection. I have witnessed travelers aghast at having to discard expensive cosmetics. As if the thought of travelling with a naked face was not stressful enough!

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We have a small box in the bottom of our linen closet. As we collect them, we toss travel size toiletries into it. I began our stash over a year ago as we prepared for a trip to Florida. I have rummaged through this box untold number of times since either adding or retrieving items.

Last summer Dan’s glasses came up missing. We have searched high and low for them. We finally concluded we had left them in the Florida rent home. That was the last time he could remember having them. After a year long search, he conceded to getting new ones.

Today I for the umpteenth time was rummaging through our travel stash. My eye caught something unusual in the bottom of the box. As I removed the box from the closet I realized it was the missing glasses. The ones we replaced last week.  How they were stashed away and undiscovered for so long will most likely remain a mystery.

I could not wait to call Dan. I asked him to take a wild guess as to what lost item I had uncovered. These finds are fairly commonplace in our household. This item, however, was an expensive one which had prompted hours of endless searching. Of course we both had a good laugh as he immediately guessed the glasses.

There is always a bright side to things. Dan now has an extra set of glasses for emergencies. They were not found inside of the refrigerator-- a common successful end to a search in our home.

And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. John 6:39


Diane said...

I'm so glad my fridge isn't the only one that seems to be the hiding place of all things lost within the house! I have found my misplaced dish cloth there on many occasions! Glad you found the glasses and what an excellent attitude you have!

Many hugs...........


Crown of Beauty said...

This post was refreshing to me. I can relate to what you shared... airport hassles, not to mention the feelings of indignity - having to remove your shoes, your belts, and they go through your things as if you were a serial killer, and yes, expensive cologne and brand name liquid makeup - on a few occasions I have had to let them go.

And the endless searching for something so valuable, and you are clueless as to where they might be hiding!

Enjoyed this post, Linda.


Saleslady371 said...

This sounds like our house!

Rhapsody B. said...

Perhaps it happened for precisely that reason, so that he could have another pair for back up.

The Refrigerator? wooooo

Have a grand week.

Nancy said...

It's nice to meet you......I can certainly relate to your post today...from the anxiety of the airport all the way to the lost glasses and finding items in the ref that don't belong......

I guess it's good that we find ourselves in similar circumstances as we can laugh together......