I hope you all had a wonderful week! I have, due in large part to this still-developing story that I first brought you last week!
If you haven't read the Korn Kinx story yet, read it first. But to summarize, I had been randomly contacted by a gentleman named Larry, who found me via Google search - turns out I have (had!) a vintage bag with some historical meaning. I decided that Larry and his family needed the Korn Kinx bag more than I did.
Shortly after I wrote the blog post last Monday, I mailed that bag. Well, last Wednesday, I received this wonderful e-mail:
Just wanted to let you know that the bag arrived today. Mom was so surprised and excited! My father used to say that you are grown up when you realize the adults are just old kids. My Mom was as excited as a twelve year old at Christmas. Thank you for your generosity and for letting my mom feel like a girl again! I will get a photo to you tomorrow. She wouldn't let me take her picture until she got her hair done. She has an appointment in the morning so I'll swing by when I get off work and get a shot for you. Anything in particular you want for the shot? I thought at least I could get a shot of her holding it for you.To say that my day was made when I received that e-mail is a gross understatement. Even better was when I received the e-mail with the photo of Shirley holding the Korn Kinx bag:
Thank you SO MUCH!
|The wording on the bottom reads, "For some|
reason, we sometimes called them Korn Kinx,
but maybe that was just a name "us kids"
thought up." No, Shirley - you were right! :)
In one of Larry's most recent e-mails, he wrote, "This whole experience has been the highlight of my year (so far at least)! I don't believe in "luck" but I do believe in Divine providence. I just love the way things "work out" and I am so happy to have made your acquaintance. This story isn't quite over yet. I'll keep you posted."
I can't wait! Stay tuned for more on this AMAZING connection!