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Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on February 19, 2005, 04:32:
 
Mrs Druid and I went out to a local seafood restaurant for our 21st anniversary dinner. We started with a dozen oysters, and found this...

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An almost perfectly round pearl, about 4mm in diameter.
Mrs Druid, (who is a jeweller) is going to set it in a pendant.
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on February 19, 2005, 05:09:
 
Congratulations on the anniversary...

and what a lovely thing to have happened, devout agnostic that I am, sometimes I'm forced to believe there is someone up there monkey around with our lives
 
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on February 19, 2005, 07:22:
 
Oysters? On your anniversary? Really?

Been reading some Ian Fleming lately? [Big Grin]

Congratulations on the anniversary *and* the pearl.

The Bible tells us we're made in God's image, Druid. I don't believe much in coincidence. I think you've just seen a very personal, special example of the Father's love and His sense of humor.
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on February 19, 2005, 07:42:
 
Wow! Congrats on both the 21st anniversary as well as the pearl! That's awesome. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on February 19, 2005, 07:54:
 
That is a beautiful pearl. Josh saw the picture and thought it was Dione (saturnian satellite). [Wink]

Sounds like you got a nice present for your anniversary.
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on February 19, 2005, 08:00:
 
I know absolutely nothing about jewellery. What would that pearl be worth? Not saying you should sell it, just curiosity. [Razz]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on February 19, 2005, 09:25:
 
Congrats to the druids. Am I the only one who sees a smile on that pearl?
 
Posted by disgruntled goat (Member # 3199) on February 19, 2005, 09:59:
 
Wow congratulations to you both [Smile]


<Resists temptation for a pearl necklace joke. [Wink]
 
Posted by Stibbons (Member # 2515) on February 19, 2005, 10:20:
 
Add my congratulations to the pile [thumbsup] Also the pearl is brilliant [Smile]
 
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on February 19, 2005, 14:42:
 
quote:
Originally posted by disgruntled goat:
<Resists temptation for a pearl necklace joke. [Wink]

Resistance is futile! Give us the joke!
[tired]
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on February 19, 2005, 15:24:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Allan
devout agnostic that I am, sometimes I'm forced to believe there is someone up there monkey around with our lives

Yes, quite a coincidence. Almost enough to shake a mans lack-of-faith.
When I first showed the pearl to Mrs Druid she thought I was playing some kind of trick.

quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget
What would that pearl be worth? Not saying you should sell it, just curiosity.

Probably not a lot, it's quite small, and pearls are cheap enough that people can wear strings of them.
Doesn't matter anyway, it's not for sale.

quote:
Originally posted by garlicguy:
quote:
Originally posted by disgruntled goat:
<Resists temptation for a pearl necklace joke. [Wink]

Resistance is futile! Give us the joke!
[tired]

How about this one ....

After she woke up, a woman told her husband, "I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for our anniversary. What do you think it means?"

"You'll know tonight." he said.

That evening, the man came home with a small package and gave it to his wife.

Delighted, she opened it to find a book entitled "The Meaning of Dreams."

 
Posted by Serenak (Member # 2950) on February 19, 2005, 16:13:
 
*ahem*

Think I'll skip the "pearl necklace" gags thanks very much...

Well finding a pearl is something worth celebrating... and making a pendant from it it a beautiful idea, how much its monetary value is irrelevant, it will symbolise your 21st forever..

Once found a seed pearl in a plate of mussels... about 1-1.5mm in diameter, was pleased to have found it but being so small it soon went astray... Never mind - it was nice to have found it...

Glad to hear you have made 21 years "irregardless"(sic)

Good for you TFD - I wish you many, many more happy years...

[thumbsup]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on February 19, 2005, 16:15:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
*ahem*

Think I'll skip the "pearl necklace" gags thanks very much...


I was hoping someone would give their best shot. [ohwell]
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on February 20, 2005, 06:18:
 
I wasn't implying they should sell it, nor should they care what it's worth, I was just honestly curious as to what pearls are worth, since I know nothing about jewellry, and I was curious.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on February 21, 2005, 12:32:
 
When I told this story to a workmate, he asked what we ate for the main course, was it pork perchance?

I replied that I would never put pearls before swine.
 
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on February 21, 2005, 12:37:
 
Nice one TFD, but it doesn't count on this thread. [Roll Eyes]

Edit: But at least that means this is not the pearl of great price.
 
Posted by MTB Babe (Member # 2297) on February 21, 2005, 15:20:
 
Wow how beautiful!! Finding a pearl in an oyster is something I never thought happened to people not searching for them.
Serendipitous!! [Eek!]
 
Posted by Chesty (Member # 2460) on February 21, 2005, 16:31:
 
ummm Perl is free if you have the time to learn it
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on February 21, 2005, 16:37:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Chesty:
ummm Perl is free if you have the time to learn it

I wonder how a thread went to 17 posts without a geek saying that earlier. [Wink]
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on February 21, 2005, 19:47:
 
/me predicts a string of pearl puns to follow ....
 
Posted by Doco (Member # 371) on February 22, 2005, 09:17:
 
Wow - congrats on 21!! Myself and SWMBO are at (kicks off shoes to count....) only 12.

BTW - for DNFW - look at "bead" places for prices on all kinds of cheap pearls. They don't often have the perfect jewelry quality, but close enough for my wife who likes to do crafty things with them. For example: http://www.eebeads.com/_freshpearls.htm

Of course *that* pearl is priceless!
 
Posted by SilverBlade (Member # 3541) on February 28, 2005, 02:58:
 
Wow a perl, thats amazing!

Congratulations on your 21, Mr and Mrs Druid [Big Grin] (Is that your real name??)

Imagine if you ATE it!
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on February 28, 2005, 07:25:
 
Congratulations on your 21st! [Beard of Peter Gabriel!] [thumbsup]
 


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