Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Yesterday was a crazy day at work. The first couple into the Gallery in the morning, hurried through looking quickly around and then told me that they had to hurry off to catch the Ferry, but that they would probably be my last customer of the day when they returned. I didn't think too much about it, but did notice that they did not return by closing time. I was in the process of turning off the lights when I heard a knock on the door, and there they were. I invited them in and they said they pretty much knew what they wanted, they would just need a few minutes to decide between two things. Well it turned out the two things they were trying to decide between were two of my beaded necklaces. They finally made their decision and as we were finishing up the sale, the Lady told me that she was a writer and wanted a special piece to wear to her readings. Wow, did I feel special. Her name is Emily Cooper and her book that will be coming out soon is called "Queen of the Lost", the story of Lucy Holcombe Pickens. A fact-based fiction on her life as the "Queen of the Confederacy". A woman who charmed important peoples of the day, but ignored the human tragedies that would continue for more than 100 years. (This information was included on her card that she so graciously gave me.)I look forward to reading her book when it becomes available here. They were a very lovely couple, it would be nice to have a chance to visit with them again sometime.Now, here is an interesting "Serendipitous" fact...the original designer of this necklace, (with some slight variations on my part) is Suzanne Cooper....wouldn't it be something if Emily and Suzanne were related.