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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Story of the Water Fairies...

At sunset seashells in hand...
The seashell toss while making a wish...
Each year my grand daughters love hearing the story about the"Water Fairies"- AND each year they look forward to doing something magical (wink) while visiting Fishing Creek.

Short version: "At sunset if you throw a seashell back into the sea- the Water Fairies will be very happy to have a new seashell to play with AND the next morning you could find a penny near where the seashell was tossed..."

The whole story goes like this: Years ago two little girls lived in very poor times. To help their family they would carry their old rusty sea buckets around and look for pennies...

They would take the found pennies home each night and pour them on the kitchen table.

Their mother and father were always happy to see all these pennies because they could buy extra milk and bread.

One night - just as the sun was setting- the girls stopped by a dock to play at the water's edge. Then a storm moved in and knocked the buckets of pennies into the water...

Underneath the water the Water Fairies were very confused as all these pennies floated down their way...They had been wishing for new seashells to play with, not pennies.

That night the Water Fairies made a wish hoping someone would hear them...

The next day the two little girls returned to the dock. Along the way they didn't find any pennies, but they did find two beautiful seashells.

When the sun was setting the girls knew it was time to go home, but first they tossed their found seashells into the sea and made a wish...

On the dock, the next day, a penny was waiting where the girls had tossed a seashell into the sea.

And underneath the water the Water Fairies were dancing and playing with their new seashells.








4 comments:

J Mospan said...

Thanks for sharing. I'll have to share this with Lydia and Grady. I'm sure this will quickly become a favorite.

Michelle said...

Love, love, love this little story! So cute! I'll share this one with my girls.

Theresa said...

That is such a sweet story, and I love that your grands throw seashells into the water over the bridge for the fairies. too sweet! I'm so glad you stopped by so I didn't miss out on this and more! t. xoxo

TeresaR said...

I think having you as grandmother is magic in itself! Those are some lucky little girls. :)