2007-07-03

1072. Gone

Ocean liner —
his pocket watch slips
overboard.

10 comments:

Masago said...

1072. Gone

Ocean liner -
his pocket watch slips
overboard.

Link with 1071: Last glimpse.

[My grandfather used to tell us the story of this fellow he knew that was traveling to England on an ocean steamer. A mile or so from docking he pulled out his pocket watch to check the time. To his horror the precious heirloom slipped out of his hand and over the rail into the sea below. A few days later on shore, he explained what had happened to a friend. The friend kindly offered to get in touch with someone he know who organized some divers who went out and amazingly retrieved the watch from the briny depths.]

floots said...

great story
thank you

Borut said...

Somehow reminds me of Dali's painting with a clock losing all form, depicting the relativity of time!?:)

John McDonald said...

amazing
john

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

wow!

polona said...

i don't think time really matters on an ocean liner.
amazing story to go with it!

Pat Paulk said...

Glad he got it back.

Masago said...

Floots: Thanks.

Borut: Yes, now that you mention it.

John: Yep, an amazing story...one Granddad loved to tell.

Andrew: :-)

Polona: Especially now days on the fancy cruise ships one can go on. Thanks.

Pat: Him too, I'm sure. :-)

get zapped said...

oops!

Masago said...

GZ: Gonzo!