Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Lamp Surprise!

See the above photo of lamp. Ain't it beautiful?

I got home from work last night about 1/4 to 12:00. I walk into the kitchen and there is this beautiful lamp lit up sitting on the kitchen counter. Bruce wanted me to see it as soon as I walked in.

The story behind the lamp is this. Bruce is a master auto tech for Chrysler Dodge. He works at Herb Chambers. If you Google Herb Chambers he owns just about all the dealerships in MA. Bruce said he flew to their store once in his helicopter, landed it right there on the lot and Mr. Bruce got to shake hands with him. When he came home and told me that story you would have thought he had met the Queen of England.

Anyway back to the lamp story. One of Bruce co-workers, well his wife died from cancer a year ago. He was just now cleaning all her stuff out, throwing most of it away. He told Bruce she ordered that lamp while she was sick, that she loved it's beauty. He was going to throw it away, but then thought about me. I guess men do talk at work. Bruce told him what I was going through. Anyway he brought the lamp to work and told Bruce to give it to me.

Some of you may think it's gaudy but I absolutely love it. It weighs a good 15 pounds. I think it's made heavy so it won't fall over and break the stained glass.

Anyway I thought it was pretty damn sweet this guy passed it on instead of throwing it out. And Bruce gets bonus points for sharing his feelings at work.

If you could see the man when I say Bruce I want to talk about my feelings, he gets this look on his face and his eyes roll up in his head, it's pretty darn funny. Sometime I do it just to get the reaction. :)

11 comments:

Juanuchis said...

That is SO awesome!

Wouldn't you like to be the proverbial fly on the wall in the garage?? There must be some sort of "cone of silence" when the guys start talking feelings. :)

That was so sweet for Bruce's co-worker to think of you; that's a wonderful way to uplift both you and his wife's memory, IMO.

And I love the lamp. It's so Art Nouveau. :)

tsduff said...

You scored!! (so did Bruce :)
How on earth could someone consider throwing it away? It is a beautiful lamp.

sageweb said...

Oh I love that lamp it is beautiful!

Mama Kelly said...

A gorgeous lamp and a thoughtful and most meaningful gift. Treasure it always (tho Im already sure you will)

Hugs
Blessings

yellowdog granny said...

it is just beautiful...
I love it....really...
men..gotta love em...

McRaven said...

Turns out the new girlfriend was the one getting rid of all the wife's stuff. Also turns out to be a Tiffany Stained Glass Umbrella lamp shade worth 350.00$. Thats right folks my little lamp is an expensive lamp. It's marked on the bottom. I bet the much younger girlfriend didn't have a clue and men just don't care about crap like that.

Rainwolf said...

Beautiful and expensive? Great!

buddha_girl said...

I KNEW it was a Tiffany lamp! My Mom had three in the house when I was growing up! Oooooooooooooh I KNEW it!

What a beautiful tribute to that guy's wife and you!

texlahoma said...

I like the lamp, it's pretty.
Herb Chambers sounds like a place where they store vast amounts of herb or maybe a part of a fancy bong.

Nit Wit said...

First thing I thought was Tiffany or a good imitation.
Of course guys talk in the work place. Now if there are women around we turn into mute monks or leering jerks depending on how well we have been trained.
Bruce should be commended. At least he doesn't bolt for the door like some of us when we hear, "I want to talk." I'm not as fast as I used to be but my hearing seems to be getting worse which amounts to the same thing.
I love unexpected presents. I don't seem to get them but I can always hope.

kath said...

That is gorgeous! And how kind of him to think of you..