No, it didn’t die. We passed it along to my ex’s daughter when she got married. She said she loved it and wanted it — then she promptly put it in her yard sale. I was a little stunned. She explained that the chimes were too loud for their little apartment and the neighbors complained. I explained about the volume control and night mute feature. She said, “Oh.”
I think the most interesting — and appalling part of this story is — the neighbor bought it.
I loved the clock. I had received it from a client when I worked for the maid service. She replaced it with one of the more more traditional grandfather clocks and told me I could have this one since I liked it so much.
I lived with the clock for a couple of years, then we decided to move to a cabin in the Idaho wilderness for 6 months and I didn’t want to put the clock into storage. That is what prompted me to pass it on. If I didn’t have it, at least someone I loved would.
While I was poking around on the clock website I came across this really cool article. It seems that 1-800-4-Clocks.Com has donated one of their grandfather clocks to a National NBC home improvement Television Show that is partnering a famous designer and famous home improvement guru to rebuild the home of a family who lost most everything they owned in a fire. This special sounds to me like just the thing to bring some Christmas cheer.
Speaking of Christmas cheer, I don’t suppose someone out there wants to buy me this clock? I promise, this time around I will cherish it forever. (Oh, and I want it with the Westminster Chimes, please.)