unearthing treasure

by Amy Turn Sharp


While packing (complete hell) I ran across this little memory of the beginning of me and Joe. I was completely smitten the first second I met my husband. He barely had hello out of his mouth before I kissed him. Did I mention I am quite aggressive? No, seriously...I knew he was my soul mate immediately and I remember buying him this little secret message bullet at Mountain Leather on Court St. I recall wanting to write "I love you" as the message, but I was still too cool to do so..so I wrote this

and slipped it to him that evening as we drank tall beers in Tony's tavern. He liked it and carried it in his old soft leather wallet for about 5 years until the wallet fell apart. (It had a little bump out where the leather had hugged it.) I was sad when he moved up to a money clip and left the bullet in our British pound coin jar. Still, it is here now. A reminder of long ago...and I still like that man a whole bunch.