Monday, December 7, 2009

...pearl surprise

Hello. How is your shopping going? Many jewelry stores are advertising constantly and that is no surprise. This time of year makes up a major part of the retail precious jewel sales.A pearl is a hard, generally spherical object produced within the soft tissue of a living shelled mollusk. What a surprise to find such a gem inside! The shell and the pearl are made of calcium carbonate in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. Bite one to see if it's real! Another surprise happened on this day in 1941. Before making an official Declaration of War, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the US Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,(their time.) The surprise nature of it was the major factor in changing U.S. public opinion from an isolationist position to support direct participation in the war. The lack of any formal declaration prior to the attack led President Franklin D. Roosevelt to proclaim "December 7th, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy". No surprise was the warm reception that I received late yesterday when I met with LB. A total class act, just like her Mom. The pearl doesn't fall far from the shelled mollusk. Velvets in scarlet and celadon were chosen along with beaded trims and other details important to people with discerning taste. My 'Needlepoint Holiday Stockings' and 'Tree Skirts' are selling quite well via my website. I am always surprised when people find me from all parts of the continent. Have a great day and if you encounter a surprise, I hope it's the best kind.
"Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic. Be insistently curious." Gordon Gee