By P Chong 21 November 2011
An elderly lady was standing at the railing
of the cruise ship holding her hat tight so that
it would not blow away in the wind.
A gentleman approached her and said,
“Pardon me, madam.. I do not intend to be
forward but did you know that your dress
is blowing up in this high wind?”
“Yes, I know,” said the lady. “I need both
my hands to hold onto this hat.”
“But madam, you must know that you are not
wearing any panties and your privates are
exposed!” said the gentleman in earnest.
The woman looked down, then back up at the
man and replied,
“Sir, anything you see down there is 75 years old.
I just bought this hat yesterday!”
There is a thing or two about the collection of old vintage, antique or classic. Amateurs will not be able to value such items – only the experts & antique appraisers are called upon for such valuation.
However in an auction where collectors assemble, bids can go higher than the estimated value. It all depends on “What is it that you really want? And what’s the price you are willing to pay for it?”. When it meets with the heart’s desire, it becomes priceless!
In another light, to me the question of sentiment is held topmost in my mind & heart. When I was in college those days in England, I did woodwork as an option subject. For it I chose to do a needlecraft work-table out of teak, all crafted with joints only. Though not an exceptional skilful handyman, I laboured with all my heart and was credited in giving it to the girl of my heart, who became my wife. Now . . . how would you appraise such a priceless piece of art?
This needlecraft work-table will always remain in my heart
and never to part!