In Karen White’s last novel in the Charleston ghost “Tradd Street” series-the author once again shares an historical tidbit that lured me right in. The history behind the ” charm strings.”
Before Tik-Tok and Instagram, Civil War period girls ( 1860’s) made ” charm strings.” They would sew or string buttons on a piece of fabric or a leather strap. When they added the 1000th button, that’s when they would supposedly meet the man they would marry.
All I can say about yesterday is that I must have hit the jackpot with HVAC installation repairmen and technicians…. perhaps I was the 1000th caller!
They arrived promptly on time, ( 3 repairmen) continued to go the extra mile by first having to take down the patio fence to even get to it and show me the holes on the old one that was letting in carbon monoxide!!! So scary-that unit was shot!
They explained every part of the procedure and for the next 4 to 5 hours they never stopped working-at noon I took out bottles of water and chicken sandwiches.
Everything was pieced back the way it was found-except cleaner and better. Not one piece of trash was left-Mickey is returning in a couple of days to double check everything.
These wonderful technicians collectively had more heart than any other repairmen I have used of late or in the past. First heart… and then heat, glorious heat on a very chilly night-they arrived just in time!
So until tomorrow…
” Today is my favorite day”
I am asking for prayers for my Ya sister of mine-Brooke! Her husband Ted has been in and out of the hospital practically weekly this past month-and exhaustion and sadness is settling in – let’s pray for strength from God to help her and their families through this extremely difficult time! The Power of Prayer!
I think you got “the three wise men”. Glad you are warm and cozy.
I love it and I think Christmas came early… with a “star” performance!!!!!
Prayers for Brooke and her family…so glad all went well with the new unit…
Will pass the prayers along…and yes Thanksgiving came early!!!
Praying for Ted and Brooke🙏🙏
On Fri, Nov 5, 2021 at 6:03 AM Chapel of Hope Stories wrote:
> Becky Dingle posted: ” A ” Charm String” Dear Reader: In Karen White’s > last novel in the Charleston ghost “Tradd Street” series-the author once > again shares an historical tidbit that lured me right in. The history > behind the ” charm strings.” Before Tik-Tok and I” >
Thank you Patty- will pass it on~ so sweet!