We got a phone call this morning from our friend Barbara telling us that her grandson Kieran has taken a special interest in shelling. “He’s been looking for a WORM SHELL but hasn’t found one yet. Do you have an extra one to give him?” she asked (with a little chuckle since she has been to our house a million times so she knows how many shells we have laying around). Of course we do!! Clark told her that he’d get a little “shell starter kit” together for him so before you know it, Clark and I had a whole big jar for him filled with at least one of every good local shell and included 2 WORM SHELLS. He’s at the same age that Clark started collecting shells -we have a framed picture of Clark’s collection at age 7.
I think by the smile on Kieran’s face in the picture that he liked it, right? We gave it to him on the beach where the Galvin family had set up a “day camp” with chairs, drinks, sand buckets, shovels and lots of toys for the 3 brothers Seamus, Kieran, and Evan. So as you can imagine, while I’m blogging now, Clark is making 2 more “shell starter kits” for Kieran’s brothers Seamus and Evan……I think we could have made shellers out of them too!
Wow! This should be their Christmas card, huh?