Monday, March 25, 2013

The Story Continues!

Happy Monday, Ephemeraologists!

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.
  Thank you SO MUCH!
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:

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! :)
See what I mean?  :D  But to me the absolute BEST part of this whole story is the fact that I was able to help prove that Shirley's recollections were indeed correct!  Remember in the last post when Larry said that his mom SWORE they were called Korn Kinx but there was no evidence to support her memory (and as you can see, even wrote down that recollection for posterity)? VOILA! Here's the proof - in a 70+ year-old cellophane bag.  Maybe, just for a few minutes, I was able to transport 83 year-young Shirley back to her 16 year-old self, just like Larry's dad used to say.  :)

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!


  1. What a lovely story. Thanks for sharing this, Mel!

    1. Thank you so much, Annie! It has been a truly wonderful experience, to be sure! :D