18th August 2018
I had the most fantastic 16th Birthday present off my Parent's, the year was 1989, and in the August I turned sweet sixteen. I was asked over and over what I would like for a birthday present, "Don't know" I replied with a shrug of my shoulder's usually walking out of the door to meet my teenage friends, I and most teenage girls would stand staring into Ratner's Jewelry shop window, fantasy shopping usually on what engagement ring our Prince charming would buy us when they proposed, Oh those teenage dreams. I choose a white watch with Red hearts, outlined with fake diamond stones.
On the morning of my Birthday I received my lovely present, I wore it on my wrist with pride, for about two months, one day I came in from my Saturday Job, and it wasn't on my wrist anymore, I looked and looked for my beloved watch and could not find it anywhere. In my mind, it was lost forever. Six months went by and my watch was gone. Then one damp Sunday afternoon my younger Brother and his friends were playing football in a field near parents home, he came in saying "I found something" I said "What?" he pulled out my watch dirty and damp but alive and well and it was still ticking away without a care in the world, it had been lying in a muddy damp field for six months and here it was in my hand. I was so happy to see it, I cleaned the watch up and it was shiny and looked like new, and I still have it in my Jewelry box to this day. But what I couldn't understand was what the hell was it doing in a field and how did it get there 😉