As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thanksgiving Mice

These dear little mice fall under the category of "new" heirlooms.  They are not antiques, but they have become treasures as the children have played with them from year to year.

My mom bought a pair of these Thanksgiving mice years ago.  I oohed and aahed over them so much that she bought me a pair the next year. 

Mom is like that.  You're almost afraid to admire anything.  She'll either buy you one, or give you hers.  In this case, she did both, because a few years later, she gave me her own pair, and now I have all four little Pilgrims.  

The children have played with the mice for many Thanksgivings.  They are as expected as the turkey and stuffing (and perhaps enjoyed more).  I learned recently that they are not mix-and-match--there are definite pairs of husband and wife mice.  (Apparently only discerning eyes can tell them apart.) 

Bekah and the grands played with them last Sunday while the adults were lingering at the table.  It was reported that (horrors!), the boys were making them "modern mice" with elevators and a toilet and a playground with a slide and a sandbox.  The girls were not cool with that.   

I was also informed this year that we need another mouse.  Since Benjamin is old enough to play mice now, there are not enough to go around.  But an internet search was fruitless, so it appears that the children will have to share the tiny Pilgrims for now.  


  1. Oh my, these are too cute! I love tradition and heirlooms...

    Have a beautiful day dear Cheryl. Mine promises to be busy!

    Blessings, Debbie

  2. My grandmother used to collect these kinds of mice - though she didn't have any pilgrims - she would have loved them!

    I hope you can find more!


  3. These are sweet.....

    Funny I should find you chatting about mice. I just came from the library -- a friend needed to drop off some books and I took her there. And the book on the 'pick me' shelf at the front door was about Christmas mice -- a children's story.


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