A Former Love, Found

This is the Howard Miller Le Rose Floor Clock. Many moons ago, in that other life, I had a clock much like this. I have always mourned it’s passing.

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.)

19 thoughts on “A Former Love, Found

  1. Oooh gosh!! She sold it? That’s dreadful.

    I wish I could buy it for you, it’s beautiful ! With all the memories you have from your previous one, it would indeed be something you’d want to cherish forever.

  2. haha, yeah I would love one of those myself. Looks great and I felt mad in your place at your Ex´s daughter for selling it! How could she! That´s really too bad!
    I hope someone (Amoeba) buys this for you, if not now, maybe someday…. 🙂
    Have a great day!

  3. That is some story. I guess your ex’s daughter didn’t know just how much that clock meant to you. I will certainly purchase that clock for you because you so deserve it and it will look awesome in your new home on the wall next to the corner fireplace! What a great housewarming gift! However, you will have to wait until I win the lottery. I simply do not have the funds right now. If and when I do win the mega millions, I will purchase one for me too, cause I really like it!

  4. I did not know about the mute feature. My girlfriend had a grandfather clock that chimed every hour — AT NIGHT WHEN I WAS TRYING TO SLEEP!!!

    ugh. I vowed never to get one.

  5. I’m so sorry about that beautiful clock you passed on only to have it passed out. I’m sure Amoeba will find you a new clock for your new home when you make your move back to the mainland. I hope.

  6. Kay — Amoeba isn’t as fond of clocks as I. However, if he truly thought a clock would bring me joy, you are probably right, he would get me one.

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