But this figurine is my very favorite, perhaps because there is a story that goes with it.
I was born in Chicago and we lived there the first several years of my life. She told me how she and I took the streetcar to a shop that she liked. This girl reading a book figurine had caught her eye on an earlier visit, and on this day she had the $5 to purchase it. As I was too young to have an actual memory of this, I love visualizing this trip and how thrilled she must have been to be able to buy something pretty for herself. As a book lover, it has additional meaning to me.
But don't despair, I haven't abandoned the flag totally. Happy Flag Day!
Till next time...