A Prized Possession

Topics: Family, Citizen Watch Co., Time Pages: 1 (341 words) Published: August 8, 2005
One of a prized possession for me would be an old fashioned watch given by my grandmother ten years ago. My grandmother bought this watch fifty years ago for my grandfather forty years old birthday. It was made by "Citizen Watch Co", rectangular shape style and has a leather straps. The watch was very popular back into 1940 because it was a "limited edition" watch. However, the price of the watch is not the reason for me to treasure it so much, the story behide is more important to me.

My grandmother purchased the watch for my grandfather birthday present, however, that was the only present my grandmother bought for my grandfather. During 1940, the economy wasn't so good in China. A lot of children needed to find a job to support their family. My grandmother was one of the child need to support her family. She found a job at a factory and she met my grandfather (manager of that factory). They felt in love quickly, my grandfather always gave her present or food to bring back for her family. My grandmother felt that wasn't too good, therefore, she used her first year salary to purchase the watch for my grandfather present. When my grandfather received the present, he was so happy and he asked my grandmother if she wanted to marry him.

My grandfather passed away twenty years ago, he didn't have a chance to tell me his love story with my grandmother, however, he left the watch to me and my grandmother told me anything happened between my grandfather and her. And she wanted me to keep this watch and pass it on for generations. My grandmother pass away five years ago, and she didn't tell her love story to my mother, therefore, I am the only who know the secret of the watch and the story of my grandmother and grandfather. The price of the watch maybe so valuable, however, the story behide the watch is more important than any other stuff.
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