see this earring? it has nine lives.
now, see this wristlet? it has at least twenty.
dabney has a talent for losing things. thankfully ann has an equal aptitude for retrieving them.
flashback to ann's college days. one nice early spring day, she was sitting on the grass on campus with an artist friend, who was whittling a small design along the side of a stick. later that day, during a walk off campus, ann's friend hurled the stick with all her might into a knee-deep field of grass.
back on campus a few days later, ann was rushing to a class - surely a few minutes late - when she nearly tripped on that same carved stick now lying directly in her path.
cut to present day. ann's a little grayer but nonetheless just as lucky. you may recall the missing earring that dabney had a cow over a few months ago - little diamond studs that ann's mom had given her as a christmas present. she had worn them everyday for five years when she lost them.
but even before that earring, she lost the wrist warmer. although perhaps not quite as well loved as the earrings, she still wore them all the time. those polka dots just made her happy.
well, the earrings came back pretty quickly. ann found it later the next day in the workroom on the floor. nothing crazy there.
the wristlet waited a little longer to be found - until yesterday in fact, when ann was out walking in the neighborhood. she saw that someone had draped it across a railing. there, apparently, it sat for over TWO MONTHS awaiting a reunion with its owner. it was a little worse for wear, having been exposed to rain, sleet, snow and hail. it now has a little hole.
how it got there, neither ann nor dabney knows or can recall.
weird juju? you decide.