Rick Wickwire's Blog

November 20, 2009

Story of the Week

Filed under: Family,History — Rick Wickwire @ 7:17 pm

This week we have a story to share with you that we received from cousins Vic and Marian Coley. They got some good news this week when Marian received her first radiation treatment and it went well. We are very glad to hear that and will continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers. The story they sent to us reminds me of something very close to me, so I thought I would share it with all of you:

From Vic & Marian Coley:

This is one of the most beautiful stories I have ever read.  And it sure hit the nail on the head for us.  Please take time to read it.  You will be blessed I am sure


My grandparents were married for over half a century, and played their own special game from the time they had met each other. The goal of their game was to write the word “shmily” in a surprise place for the other to find. They took turns leaving “shmily” around the house, and as soon as one of them discovered it, it was their turn to hide it once more. They dragged “shmily” with their fingers through the sugar and flour containers to await whoever was preparing the next meal. They smeared it in the dew on the windows overlooking the patio where my grandma always fed us warm, homemade pudding with blue food coloring. “Shmily” was written in the steam left on the mirror after a hot shower, where it would reappear bath after bath. At one point, my grandmother even unrolled an entire roll of toilet paper to leave “shmily” on the very last sheet.


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