Last year we welcomed into our family a very special little girl. My granddaughter Victoria celebrated her first birthday on March 17th. In Korea a child's Doljanchi is an important milestone and an opportunity to wish long life and good fortune to the baby.
The highlight of the day was a ceremony where she sat at a table with a selection of objects such as thread, books, brushes, ink, money and a bow! It is believed that the item selected will foretell a child's future. Brush and book signifies a scholar, money or rice is wealth, food a government official and the bow a military commander. The thread represents a long life. Victoria very wisely selected the book followed by the brush and pens but also found the spool of thread very interesting! Food was not included in her options but who needs more government officials anyway. Think Austin was a little disappointed that the bow did not feature in her selection at all.
The Teddy Bear's Tea Party on line show is almost at an end with lots of bears finding new homes, thank you to all our special collectors and also for the votes for the Collector's Choice Award. Megan is still smiling!
A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do. ~Lois Wyse