When I was about 3 years old, I remember being given a penny UK stamp in a matchbox by my Grandfather. After then, every time the postman visited with a stamped letter I was given the stamp which I added to the matchbox. I still have those original stamps, mixed in, to what became a childhood collection that I actually still have. Every now and again I pull them out and contemplate selling them, but something stops me. Perhaps it is the link to my childhood and happy memories of my Grandfather.
So, I was delighted to recently find a weekly meme called Sunday Stamps whereby, I might share a stamp or two before I seriously think about parting with my childhood collection for someone else to enjoy.
Then a sudden thought occurred to me. In Australia, I have a cousin with two children, and perhaps they would like the stamps and albums. I dropped my cousin an email and I was delighted, actually, it is my simple pleasure for this week, that her children would like my collection, that can be joined to their Mum’s childhood collection. Therefore I plan to share over the coming months as part of that meme my collection then package them ready for my trip next year, where the collection will be place in the hands of their owners, for them to enjoy.
So, in essence, my simple pleasure is that I have had many years of enjoyment from the collection, built on a beautiful memory of my Grandfather and I will get to pass on that memory and treasure to two very special young people. What could be more of a pleasure than that?
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